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Patrick Stewart: my nerve-racking RSC audition with the great John Barton | Stage | The Guardian

In a cold, wet November evening in 1965, I plodded nervously across the Bancroft Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon. I had at last been accepted to audition for the Royal Shakespeare Company, although … Continue reading

01/19/2018 · 3 Comments

John Barton obituary | Stage | The Guardian

Through his work as a director, and above all as a teacher, John Barton, who has died aged 89, changed the way we play and hear Shakespeare. His editing and … Continue reading

01/19/2018 · 2 Comments

Archive Book Review • PLAYING LEAR • Oliver Ford Davies • 2003

Playing Lear by Oliver Ford Davies ‘What will go next — socks or pants? The socks make you look vulnerable. And ridiculous. Yes. So it’ll be the pants?’ Oliver Ford … Continue reading

03/27/2016 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • THE HOLLOW CROWN • Albery Theatre [RSC] • 2005

John Barton’s thought-provoking production of The Hollow Crown may be a surprising forty-five years old but its subject matter can still send shivers down the spine and invoke pity, sadness and merriment. … Continue reading

09/12/2014 · Leave a comment