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Taking Hamlet around the Globe

Touring has been an essential part of acting life for centuries: Shakespeare is thought to have seen his first plays as a child when a professional touring group came to Stratford-upon-Avon, and we assume he was one of the actors … Continue reading

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The last of the actor-managers taking Shakespeare on tour: Donald Wolfit

Until relatively recently theatrical companies in England were run by actor-managers who performed with their own companiesĀ in London, at theatres in the regions, and abroad. According to Hesketh Pearson, in his book The Last Actor-Managers, “most of them won their … Continue reading

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