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1955-1960 Programmes and Season Books
Some of these programmes were formerly the property of the critic Eric John, and it was his habit to make notes for his reviews on the actual programmes; these are described below as "critical notes"

1955 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Michael Denison, Keith Michell, Rosalind Atkinson, Ralph Michael, William Devlin
1955: TWELFTH NIGHT
1955: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/12 Apr 1955)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Keith Michell, Gabriel Woolf, Alan Webb, Angela Baddeley, Michael Denison, Edward Atienza, Maxine Audley, Lee Montague, William Devlin, Trader Faulkner, Patrick Wymark, Dilys Hamlett, Ian Holm, Emrys James, John Southworth; dir:John Gielgud [4pp; 7.5x10; slightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1955: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (SMT/26 Apr 1955)
Rosalind Atkinson, Michael Denison, Joyce Redman; dir:Willman [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1955: MACBETH (SMT/7 Jun 1955)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Keith Michell, Ralph Michael, Ian Holm, Dilys Hamlett, William Devlin, James Grout, Maxine Audley, Emrys James, John Southworth, Patrick Wymark; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [4pp, 7.5x10; VG] (£6) SOLD
1955: Laurence Olivier in MACBETH
1955: Laurence Olivier in MACBETH (Stratford) Postcard
Caricature by Ronald Searle [6x4 postcard; VG] £1

1955: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (SMT/12 Jul 1955)
Anthony Quayle, Joyce Redman, Angela Baddeley, Keith Michell; dir:Byam Shaw [4pp; 7.5x10; folds, minor marks, else VG] £1

1955: TITUS ANDRONICUS (SMT/16 Aug 1955)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle, Frank Thring, Ralph Michael, Alan Webb, James Grout, Michael Denison, Ian Holm, Maxine Audley, Lee Montague, Geoffrey Bayldon, Rosalind Atkinson, Edward Atienza, David King, Trader Faulkner, Gabriel Woolf, Jill Dixon, Dily Hamlett, Emrys James, John Southworth; dir:Peter Brook [4pp, 7.5x10; very slightly rumpled, else VG] £4
1955: John Gielgud in KING LEAR
1955: John Gielgud in KING LEAR (Stratford) Postcard
Caricature by Ronald Searle [6x4 postcard; VG] £1
1955: Season SouvenirOlivier and Leigh as The Macbeths
1955: 1955 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
Delightful cover illustration in colour. Souvenir consists almost entirely of photographs, including Vivien Leigh & Olivier in TWELFTH NIGHT, portrait of Vivien Leigh & cameos of 6 roles, portrait of Olivier & cameos of 6 roles. Also features five striking colour plates (Costume design for Vivien Leigh as Viola, Three Witches sketch by Roger Furse, MUCH ADO drawings by Mariano Andreu, Noguchi LEAR designs), and full-page photographs of Angela Baddeley, Joyce Redman, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Michael Denison, Keith Michell, Rosalind Atkinson, William Devlin, Ralph Michael, Anthony Quayle, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Mariano Andreu, George Devine & Peggy Ashcroft, Gielgud & Ashcroft in MUCH ADO, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Ireland, a page of production shots of KING LEAR w.Gielgud, a page of production shots of MUCH ADO w.Gielgud, 28 further photos; introduction by Ivor Brown, list of production teams etc., company list, tour details; includes supplement with two excellent full-page photographic portraits of Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (illustrated above)
[48pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.2; minor tear to edge of four pages, else VG] £16

1955 ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN TOUR
Brighton (June), Vienna, Zurich, The Hague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London (July 20 to Sep 17), Berlin, Hanover, Bremen, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Stratford-upon-Avon (Nov 29 to Dec 17).
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, George Devine, Claire Bloom, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Ireland, Anthony Nicholls

1955: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Palace Theatre, London/20 Jul 1955)
John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft; dir:Gielgud [8pp; 4.75x7.25; w.4 newsclippings; excellent] £5
1955: KING LEAR in London
1955: KING LEAR (Palace Theatre, London/26 Jul 1955)
John Gielgud, George Devine, Claire Bloom; dir:George Devine, des:Isamu Noguchi, music:Roberto Gerhard [8pp; 4.75x7.25; excellent] £4

1955 (Nov-Dec): KING LEAR and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Shakespeare Memorial Theatre) Flyer
Special Three-Week Season: John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Nicholls, George Devine, Raymond Westwell, Harold Lang, David O'Brien, Richard Easton; directed by George Devine and John Gielgud, designed by Isamu Noguchi and Mariano Andreu, music by Roberto Gerhard and Leslie Bridgewater [single sheet flyer; 5.5x8.75; booking details, prices, review quotes; most uncommon; excellent] (£3) SOLD

1955: THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR (SMT)
John Gielgud, Anthony Nicholls, George Devine (as Gloucester), Harold Lang, Helen Cherry, Raymond Westwell, Moira Lister, Anthony Ireland, Mary Watson, Paul Hardwick, Richard Easton, David O'Brien, David Conville, Michael Spice, Beverley Cross, Gary Raymond; dir:George Devine [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1955: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT)
Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, George Devine, Anthony Nicholls, Judith Stott, Anthony Ireland, Raymond Westwell, Richard Easton, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Beverley Cross, David O'Brien, Paul Hardwick; dir:John Gielgud [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4
1955 Tour Souvenir
1955: KING LEAR and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Tour to Vienna, Zurich, Holland, Berlin, Copenhagen, London, Stratford-Upon-Avon)
This souvenir of the 1955 European Tour consists almost entirely of photographs (over 85 in all), including full-page portraits of John Gielgud and Peggy Ashcroft (as Beatrice and Benedict), Moira Lister, George Devine and Peggy Ashcroft (as Tesman and Hedda Gabler), Mariano Andreu, Helen Cherry, Anthony Ireland (as Loveless in THE RELAPSE), Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier (as Viola and Malvolio), Angela Baddeley (as Maria), Joyce Redman, Maxine Audley (as Olivia), Alan Webb (as Sir Toby Belch), Michael Denison (as Bertram), Keith Michell (as Petruchio - SIGNED), Rosalind Atkinson (as The Nurse), Anthony Quayle (as Falstaff), William Devlin (as Brabantio), Ralph Michael (as Lefeu); large portraits (each with 6 further cameo portraits in various roles) of Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Vivien Leigh, and Laurence Olivier; further portraits of Isamu Noguchi, Raymond Westwell and Anthony Quayle (as Iago and Othello), Powys Thomas and Muriel Pavlow (as Oberon and Titania), David O'Brien and Michael Redgrave (as Eros and Antony), Paul Hardwick (as Borachio), Judith Stott, Anthony Nicholls, Jeremy Burnham, Harold Lang, Richard Easton, John Garley, John Gielgud, Peter Brook, Noel Willman, Glen Byam Shaw, George Devine, Leslie Bridgewater, Lee Montague (as Fabian), Trader Faulkner (as Sebastian), Edward Atienza, Geoffrey Bayldon, James Grout, Mervyn Blake, Dilys Hamlett, Jill Dixon, Malcolm Pride, Margaret Harris and Sophie Harris, Roger Furse (designers), Peter Brook, Desmond Healey, Kegan Smith and Michael Northen; full-page colour designs for Viola (Vivien Leigh), the Three Witches, and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; production photos of KING LEAR in 1931, 1940 and 1950 (with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Green); production photos of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in 1949, 1950 and 1952 (with Diana Wynyard, Anthony Quayle, John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft); full-colour designs for KING LEAR and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; tour dates, summary of 1955 Stratford-upon-Avon season, introduction by Ivor Brown etc. [48pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.2; excellent condition] (£18) SOLD

1956 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Directors: Anthony Quayle and Glen Byam Shaw; with Harry Andrews, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Johnston, Alan Badel

1956: HAMLET (SMT/10 Apr 1956)
Alan Badel, Harry Andrews, Diana Churchill, Dilys Hamlett, Andrew Faulds, George Howe, Emrys James, Clive Revill, Patrick Wymark; dir:Michael Langham [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £5
1956: MERCHANT OF VENICE
1956: MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT/17 Apr 1956)
Emlyn Williams, Margaret Johnston, Emrys James, Clive Revill, Prunella Scales; dir:Margaret Webster [4pp; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1956: OTHELLO (SMT/29 May 1956)
Harry Andrews, Emlyn Williams, Margaret Johnston, Prunella Scales, Emrys James; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 7.5x10; slightly rumpled, else VG] £3

1956: LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (SMT/3 Jul 1956)
Alan Badel, Geraldine McEwan, Harry Andrews, Prunella Scales, Mark Dignam; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 7.5x10; w."Story of the Play" insert, and two newsclippings; VG] £4

1956: MEASURE FOR MEASURE (SMT/14 Aug 1956)
Emlyn Williams, Anthony Nicholls, Margaret Johnston, Alan Badel, Clive Revill, Prunella Scales; dir:Anthony Quayle [4pp, 7.5x10; w.synopsis insert and newsclipping review; VG] £4
1956: Season Brochure
1956: SEASON BROCHURE for September 24th to December 1st (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1956 productions, Schedule of Performances for last ten weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [20pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; minor marks, else VG] £4
1956 Season Souvenir
1956: 1956 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This souvenir contains over 50 excellent photographs; the 1956 plays were HAMLET (dir:Langham), MERCHANT OF VENICE (dir:Webster), OTHELLO (dir:Byam Shaw), LOVE'S LABOURS LOST (dir:Hall), and MEASURE FOR MEASURE (dir:Quayle); there are full-page photographic portraits of Emlyn Williams as Shylock, Margaret Johnston as Portia, Diana Churchill, Harry Andrews (and six of his roles), Alan Badel as Hamlet, Geraldine McEwan, Anthony Nichols as Antonio (Merchant), Mark Dignam as The Ghost, George Howe as Polonius, Basil Hoskins as Bassanio, Jeannette Sterke as Jessica, and Andrew Faulds as Laertes; smaller illustrations of Dilys Hamlett, Prunella Scales, John Garley, Patrick Wymark, David William, Clive Revill, Toby Robertson, Peter Cellier, Emrys James, and Ron Haddrick; photos and biographies of Desmond Heeley, Michael Langham, Michael Northen, Alan Tagg, James Bailey, Anthony Quayle, Margaret Webster, Glen Byam Shaw, Peter Hall (aged 25, directing his first Shakespeare production), Margaret Harris, and Tanya Moiseiwitsch; the delightful cover illustration is by James Bailey; an elaborate colour montage of Stratford 1949-56 is overlaid with a see-through sheet identifying the performers (including Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, John Gielgud etc.); there are 4 colour costume renderings, and colour designs for OTHELLO and MEASURE FOR MEASURE; reproductions of 34 photographic postcards; photos (some in colour) of the 1955 Productions, including THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (w.Anthony Quayle), TWELFTH NIGHT (w.Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier), TITUS ANDRONICUS (w.Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (w.Peggy Ashcroft), KING LEAR (w.John Gielgud), MACBETH (w.Laurence Olivier); detail of Ruskin Spear's portrait of Olivier as Macbeth; full company list etc. [36pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11.25; tiny edge tear, minor rust marks to centre pages, else VG] £15

1956 (24 Dec) - 1957 (19 Jan): TOAD OF TOAD HALL - A.A.Milne, from The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (SMT)
Patrick Wymark, John Garley, Clive Revill, Mark Dignam, Moira Redmond, Antony Brown, Peter Cellier, Toby Robertson, dir:Patrick Donnell [4pp, 7.5x10; light horizontal crease, minor marks, else VG] £4

1957 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Joan Miller, Alec Clunes, Geoffrey Keen, Cyril Luckham, Mark Dignam, Patrick Wymark, Jane Wenham, Clive Revill; and on tour, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle
1957: AS YOU LIKE IT
1957: AS YOU LIKE IT (SMT/2 Apr 1957)
Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Johnson, Patrick Wymark, Robert Harris; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp w.synopsis insert; 7.5x10; VG] £5

1957: KING JOHN (SMT/16 Apr 1957)
Robert Harris, Alec Clunes, Mark Dignam, Clive Revill; dir:Seale [4pp w.synopsis insert and two newsclippings; 7.5x10; VG] £4

1957: KING JOHN (SMT/16 Apr 1957)
Robert Harris, Alec Clunes, Mark Dignam, Clive Revill; dir:Seale [4pp w.synopsis insert; signed by Ron Haddrick (Hubert); 7.5x10; VG] £4

1957: JULIUS CAESAR (SMT/28 May 1957)
Richard Johnson, Alec Clunes, Geoffrey Keen, Cyril Luckham, Clive Revill; dir:Glen Byam Shaw, music:Antony Hopkins [7.5x10, 4pp; with synopsis insert and newsclipping; VG] £4

1957: TITUS ANDRONICUS (SMT/1 Jul 1957)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle, Maxine Audley, William Devlin, Ian Holm, Alan Webb; dir:Peter Brook [7.5x10 w.synopsis insert; 4pp; VG] (£9) SOLD

1957: CYMBELINE (SMT/2 Jul 1957)
Peggy Ashcroft, Richard Johnson, Robert Harris, Clive Revill; dir:Peter Hall [4pp w.synopsis insert; 7.5x10; slightly rumpled, date on cover, else VG] £3

1957: THE TEMPEST (SMT/13 Aug 1957)
John Gielgud, Brian Bedford, Richard Johnson, Doreen Aris, Robert Harris, Toby Robertson, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill, Patrick Wymark, Eileen Atkins, Julian Glover; directed, designed and with music by Peter Brook [4pp, 7.5x10; w.synopsis insert; VG] £5
1957: Season Brochure
1957: SEASON BROCHURE for September 16th to November 30th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1957 productions, Schedule of Performances for last eleven weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [24pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; minor marks, else VG] £4
1957: THE TEMPEST
1957: THE TEMPEST (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) Flyer
John Gielgud, Robert Harris, Richard Johnson, Mark Dignam, Cyril Luckham, Patrick Wymark, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill; directed, designed and with music by Peter Brook [4pp flyer, 5.5x8.25; ticket prices, 13 press reviews; VG] £2

1957: THE TEMPEST (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane)
John Gielgud, Robert Harris, Richard Johnson, Mark Dignam, Cyril Luckham, Patrick Wymark, Alec Clunes, Clive Revill, Brian Bedford, Eileen Atkins, Julian Glover; directed, designed and with music by Peter Brook [8pp, 5.5x8.25; light horizontal crease, else VG] £4

1957: TITUS ANDRONICUS (Stoll Theatre)
Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle, Alan Webb, Maxine Audley, Rosalind Atkinson, Ralph Michael, William Devlin, Basil Hoskins, Frank Thring, Michael Blakemore, Ian Holm, Lee Montague, Edward Atienza, Paul Hardwick, David Conville, Moira Redmond, Ewan Hooper, Peter James, John Standing, Peter Whitbread; directed by Peter Brook, designs and music by Peter Brook [8pp, 5.5x8.25; three production photos; VG] (£5) SOLD
1957: Season Souvenir
1957: 1957 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1957 productions were AS YOU LIKE IT (dir:Byam Shaw), KING JOHN (dir:Seale), JULIUS CAESAR (dir:Byam Shaw), CYMBELINE (dir:Hall), and THE TEMPEST (dir:Brook). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb black and white photographs of these productions, mostly by Angus McBean. Featured are full page portraits of Peggy Ashcroft as Rosalind, Alec Clunes as Falconbridge, Joan Miller as Constance, Robert Harris as King John, Geoffrey Keen, Jane Wenham as Celia, Mark Dignam (in 4 roles), Doreen Aris (in 2 roles), Richard Johnson, Cyril Luckham, Donald Eccles (2 roles), Clive Revill, Patrick Wymark (2 roles), Robin Lloyd, Peter Brook, and John Gielgud (7 roles); further portraits (with biographies) of Audrey Cruddas, Douglas Seale, Ron Haddrick, Stephanie Bidmead, Peter Cellier, Toby Robertson, Brian Bedford, James Wellman, Molly Tapper, Donald Layne-Smith, Peter Hall, Lila de Nobili, Robert Arnold as Silvius, and Rex Robinson as Amiens; a double page spread of TITUS ANDRONICUS production photos, featuring Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Anthony Quayle; another double-page spread of 7 production photographs from plays directed by Glen Byam Shaw and designed by Motley; a half-page reproduction (in colour) of Ruskin Spear's portrait of Olivier as Macbeth; and 3 full-pages (in colour) of designs for KING JOHN (Cruddas), CYMBELINE (de Nobili), and TITUS ANDRONICUS (Heeley) [52pp, card cover; 8.75x11.25; excellent condition] £18

1958 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Eileen Atkins, Mark Dignam, Dorothy Tutin, Angela Baddeley

1958: ROMEO AND JULIET (SMT/8 Apr 1958)
Richard Johnson, Dorothy Tutin, Edward Woodward, Angela Baddeley, Zoe Caldwell; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 9.25x12; lightly creased, date on cover, else VG] £2

1958: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/22 Apr 1958)
Dorothy Tutin, Mark Dignam, Geraldine McEwan, Richard Johnson, Ian Holm, Zoe Caldwell; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 9.25x12; horizontal crease, else VG] £2

1958: HAMLET (SMT/3 Jun 1958)
Michael Redgrave, Mark Dignam, Googie Withers, Dorothy Tutin, Edward Woodward, Zoe Caldwell; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 9.25x12; slightly rumpled, critical notes, else VG] (£1) SOLD

1958: PERICLES (SMT/8 Jul 1958)
Richard Johnson, Edward Hardwick, Geraldine McEwan, Eileen Atkins, Zoe Caldwell; dir:Tony Richardson [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] £4
1958: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
1958: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (SMT/26 Aug 1958)
Michael Redgrave, Googie Withers, Geraldine McEwan, Edward Woodward, Rachel Kempson, Ian Holm, Richard Johnson, Zoe Caldwell, Eileen Atkins; dir:Seale [4pp; 9.25x12; light horizontal bend, else VG] (£4) SOLD
1958: Season Brochure
1958: SEASON BROCHURE for September 29th to November 29th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1958 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [24pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; with two newsclippings; VG] £5
1958 Season Souvenir
1958: 1958 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
The 1958 productions were ROMEO AND JULIET (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), TWELFTH NIGHT (dir:Peter Hall), HAMLET (dir:Glen Byam Shaw), PERICLES (dir:Tony Richardson), and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (dir:Douglas Seale). This Souvenir consists almost entirely of superb photographs of these productions. Featured are full page portraits of Michael Redgrave (in 7 of his roles), Googie Withers, Angela Baddeley (as The Nurse), Geraldine McEwan (as Olivia), Mark Dignam (as Malvolio), Rachel Kempson (as Lady Capulet), Anthony Nicholls (in 7 of his roles), Cyril Luckham (as Feste), Patrick Wymark (as Sir Toby Belch), Donald Eccles, Ron Haddrick (as Tybalt), and Edward Woodward (as Mercutio); smaller portraits of Michael Meacham (as Orsino and Paris), Paul Hardwick, Ian Holm (as Peter), Stephanie Bidmead, Donald Layne-Smith (as Priest), Miranda Connell (as Maria), Thane Bettany, Antony Brown, Mavis Edwards, and Peter Palmer; a full-page colour photograph of Dorothy Tutin and Richard Johnson (as Romeo and Juliet); excellent colour features on the Designs (PERICLES - Loudon Sainthill, TWLFTH NIGHT - Lila de Nobili, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Tanya Moiseiwitsch, and ROMEO AND JULIET and HAMLET - Motley); photos and biographies of the Production Team (Tony Richardson, Loudon Sainthill, Roberto Gerhard, Lila de Nobili, Peter Hall, Raymond Leppard, Tanya Moiseiwitsch, Douglas Seale, Christopher Whelen, Margaret Harris, Sophia Devine, Leslie Bridgewater, Antony Hopkins, and Glen Byam Shaw - a full page portrait); a double-page spread on the 1957 Royal Visit (featuring H.M.The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, Peggy Ashcroft as Rosalind, and Richard Johnson as Orlando); a feature on Peter Brook's 1957 THE TEMPEST in London (w.John Gielgud); three photos of paintings in The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Picture Gallery (by Fuseli, Wheatley and Northcote); company list (including Eileen Atkins, Julian Glover, Edward de Souza, Zoe Caldwell and Roy Dotrice)
[52pp, stiffened cover; 8.75x11; very good condition] (£18) SOLD

1959 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Glen Byam Shaw; with Paul Robeson, Charles Laughton, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Sam Wanamaker, Harry Andrews, Albert Finney, Robert Hardy, Mary Ure, Ian Holm, Edward de Souza, Vanessa Redgrave, Angela Baddeley, Diana Rigg

1959: OTHELLO (SMT/7 Apr 1959)
Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Sam Wanamaker, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Angela Baddeley, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg; dir:Tony Richardson [4pp; 9.25x12; slightly rumpled, else VG] £5

1959: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (SMT/21 Apr 1959)
Edith Evans, Edward de Souza, Zoe Caldwell, Robert Hardy, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg; dir:Tyrone Guthrie [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] £4
1959: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
1959: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (SMT/2 Jun 1959)
Charles Laughton, Robert Hardy, Mary Ure, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 9.25x12; slightly tatty] (£3) SOLD

1959: CORIOLANUS (SMT/7 Jul 1959)
Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney, Harry Andrews, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, Peter Woodthorpe, Robert Hardy, Julian Glover, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] (£4) SOLD

1959: KING LEAR (SMT/18 Aug 1959)
Charles Laughton, Albert Finney (Edgar), Ian Holm (Fool), Anthony Nicholls, Peter Woodthorpe, Cyril Luckham, Robert Hardy, Stephanie Bidmead, Angela Baddeley, Zoe Caldwell, Julian Glover, Paul Hardwick, Diana Rigg; dir:Glen Byam Shaw [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] £4
1959: Season Brochure
1959: SEASON BROCHURE for September 28th to November 28th (SMT)
Brochure containing Company List, Production Credits for all the 1959 productions, Schedule of Performances for last nine weeks of the season, Booking information, Prices, Transport, Theatre information etc. [24pp, 3.6x4.9; extremely uncommon; VG] £5
1959 Season Souvenir
1959: 1959 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR (100th Season)
This magnificent Souvenir contains lavish features on the 1959 productions: OTHELLO, dir:T.Richardson (double-page colour design by Loudon Sainthill, 10 photographs featuring Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Sam Wanamaker, Angela Baddeley etc.), ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, dir:Guthrie (full-page portrait of Edith Evans as the Countess, colour design by Tanya Moisewitsch, 13 photographs featuring Robert Hardy, Cyril Luckham, Anthony Nicholls etc.), MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, dir:Hall (full page colour design by Lila de Nobili, 4 photographs featuring Charles Laughton, Peter Hall, Vanessa Redgrave, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Mary Ure etc.), CORIOLANUS, dir:Hall (designs by Boris Aronson, photographs of Harry Andrews, Edith Evans, Anthony Nicholls), and KING LEAR, dir:Byam Shaw (designs by Motley, photographs of Charles Laughton, Cyril Luckham, Angela Baddeley etc.). It also contains a ‘New History' of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre by Fordham Flower, with a montage of fascinating illustrations (some in colour), a full-page Ronald Searle cartoon of Glen Byam Shaw, and an extensive photographic feature on the 1958 Tour to Leningrad and Moscow, with Michael Redgrave, Coral Browne, Rachel Kempson, Dorothy Tutin, Geraldine McEwan, and Zoe Caldwell
[72pp, 9.5x12.25; PLUS 8.75x12 insert: head and shoulders portrait of Laurence Olivier as Coriolanus; corners slightly bumped, else VG] (£15) SOLD

1960 STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Director: Peter Hall; with Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Harry Andrews, Ian Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Ian Holm, Denholm Elliott, Patrick Wymark, Paul Hardwick, Jack MacGowran, Diana Rigg, Michele Dotrice

1960: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (SMT/5 Apr 1960)
Denholm Elliott, Derek Godfrey, Jack MacGowran, Frances Cuka, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 9.25x12; rumpled, else VG] £2

1960: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (SMT/12 Apr 1960)
Peter O'Toole, Dorothy Tutin, Patrick Allen, Denholm Elliott, Jack MacGowran, Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg; dir:Michael Langham [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] £5

1960: TWELFTH NIGHT (SMT/17 May 1960)
Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Dinsdale Landen, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm, Clifford Rose, Philip Voss, Clive Swift, Roy Dotrice, Patrick Wymark, Frances Cuka, Barbara Barnett; dir:Peter Hall [4pp; 9.25x12; lightly rumpled, else VG] £4

1960: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (SMT/21 Jun 1960)
Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole, Jack MacGowran, Ian Richardson, Philip Voss, Ian Holm, Patrick Wymark, Paul Hardwick, Peter Jeffrey, Elizabeth Sellars, Dinsdale Landen, Clive Swift, Dennis Waterman, Clifford Rose, Roy Dotrice, Diana Rigg (as A Wench); dir:John Barton [4pp; 9.25x12; VG] £5

1960: TROILUS AND CRESSIDA (SMT/26 Jul 1960)
Denholm Elliott, Dorothy Tutin, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Peter O'Toole, Clifford Rose, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Hall and John Barton [4pp, 9.25x12; with four newsclipping reviews incl. photos; VG] £5

1960: THE WINTER'S TALE (SMT/30 Aug 1960)
Eric Porter, Peggy Ashcroft, Elizabeth Sellars, Patrick Allen, Paul Hardwick, Ian Holm, Derek Godfrey, Dinsdale Landen, Jack MacGowran, Susan Maryott, Ian Richardson, Clive Swift, Philip Voss, Dennis Waterman (as Mamillius), Roy Dotrice, Peter Jeffrey, Diana Rigg; dir:Peter Wood [4pp; 9.25x12; w.newsclipping; VG] £4

1960: THE HOLLOW CROWN - Barton (SMT/4 Sep 1960)
Dorothy Tutin, John Barton, Max Adrian, Paul Hardwick; dir:John Barton [VG] (£4) SOLD

1960: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (SMT/30 Nov 1960)
Peggy Ashcroft, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Derek Godfrey, Patrick Wymark, Clifford Rose, Stephanie Bidmead, Sian Phillips, Tony Church, Ian Richardson, Diana Rigg, Roy Dotrice, Clive Swift, Philip Voss; dir:Donald McWhinnie, des:Leslie Hurry, music:Humphrey Searle [4pp; 9.25x12; horizontal crease, else VG] (£4) SOLD
1960: Season Souvenir
1960: 1960 SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL THEATRE SOUVENIR
This magnificent souvenir contains features on each of the 1960 productions, which were TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, dir:Hall, MERCHANT OF VENICE, dir:Langham, TWELFTH NIGHT, dir:Hall, TAMING OF THE SHREW, dir:Barton, TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, dir:Hall & Barton, and WINTER'S TALE, dir:Wood. The featured artists include Peggy Ashcroft, Peter O'Toole (as Shylock), Dorothy Tutin, Denholm Elliott, Ian Holm, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Ian Richardson, Frances Cuka, Jack MacGowran, Patrick Wymark, Elizabeth Sellars, and Harry Andrews. There are plentiful photographs, many designs (reproduced in colour), a drawing of Harry Andrews as Leontes by Topolski, an article by Penelope Gilliatt on Peter Hall's first Season as director of the Memorial Theatre (and the changes he made to the stage), and a feature on filming THE DREAM for American television, with Charles Laughton. At the end is a magnificent double-page informal photograph of Charles Laughton, Leslie Caron, Peter Hall, Angela Baddeley, Paul Robeson, Mary Ure, Edith Evans, Glen Byam Shaw, Harry Andrews and Laurence Olivier - what a lineup! [60pp; 9.5x12.25; excellent condition] (£19) SOLD

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1960: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Aldwych/15 Dec 1960)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Derek Godfrey, Peter Jeffrey, Patrick Wymark, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, Clifford Rose, Donald Layne-Smith, David Sumner, Donald Douglas, Peggy Ashcroft (as The Duchess of Malfi), Stephanie Bidmead, Mavis Edwards, Sian Phillips, Robert Langley, Philip Voss, James Bree, Tony Church, Ian Richardson, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Diana Rigg, Julian Battersby, David Buck, Christopher Cruise, Roy Dotrice, James Kerry, Clive Swift, Dave Thomas, Stephen Thorne, William Wallis; dir:Donald McWhinnie, music:Humphrey Searle; Opening Stratford-on-Avon Company production at the Aldwych Theatre, London [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

1960: THE DUCHESS OF MALFI (Aldwych)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Derek Godfrey, Peter Jeffrey, Patrick Wymark, Max Adrian, Eric Porter, T.G.Stephens, Donald Layne-Smith, David Sumner, Stephen Thorne, Peggy Ashcroft (as The Duchess of Malfi), Stephanie Bidmead, Mavis Edwards, Sian Phillips, Robert Langley, Philip Voss, James Bree, Roy Dotrice, John Cater, Maroussia Frank, Wendy Gifford, Diana Rigg, Clive Swift, Edward Argent, William Austin, Christopher Cruise, Alan Downer, Stuart Hoyle, James Keen, Peter Russell; dir:Donald McWhinnie, music:Humphrey Searle [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

1960: TWELFTH NIGHT (Aldwych/19 Dec 1960)
Stratford-On-Avon Company: Dorothy Tutin, Eric Porter, Richard Johnson, Patrick Wymark, Geraldine McEwan, Derek Godfrey, Max Adrian, Patrick Allen, Ian Holm, Clifford Rose, Philip Voss, Clive Swift, Roy Dotrice, Patsy Byrne; dir:Peter Hall [16pp, 7x9.2; cast list, company list, note on the play, forthcoming repertoire, credits etc.; VG] £4

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In March 1961, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company became
The Royal Shakespeare Company

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