Dame Judi Dench’s rehearsal script

The coffee stained pale blue card cover of this item does not divulge what you will find inside. There are some clues; some doodles, the handwritten name “Jude”, but it is otherwise unassuming. Opening it up you quickly realise it is a typescript of a play, and a good one, Edward Bond’s The Sea. Concurrently... Continue Reading →

The three Henrys

In January 1951 the Old Vic Theatre presented Glen Byam Shaw’s production of Shakespeare’s Henry V to start the Festival of Britain year. Starring Alec Clunes as the king and the young Dorothy Tutin as a beguiling Katherine, it was a great success and is remembered today as the first serious staging of the play... Continue Reading →

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