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Royal Shakespeare Company is a world-known British theatre company. They define their aim as “to keep modern audiences in touch with Shakespeare as our contemporary” –which means that “as well as the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, [their] repertoire includes classic plays by international dramatists and work by living writers.”

The company dates back to 1875 when Charles Edward Flower launced an international campaing to establish a theatre in the town where Shakespeare was born. Since that date, the company changed its name, went through financial obstacles, reviewed its repertoire and built itself the reputation it deserves.

By March 2010 productions available are Anthony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Dunsinane, The Gods Weep, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Mathilda, Morte D’Arthur, Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter’s Tale.


A list of notable actors from the company Edit

F. Murray Abraham

Joss Ackland

Steven Charalambous

Roger Allam

Miles Anderson

Harry Andrews

Francesca Annis

Richard Armitage

Alun Armstrong

Peggy Ashcroft

Eileen Atkins

Ian Bannen

Alan Bates

Simon Russell Beale

Sean Bean

Nicholas Bell

Paul Bettany

Colin Blakely

Brian Blessed

Samantha Bond

David Bradley

Kenneth Branagh

Brenda Bruce

Richard Burton

Simon Callow

Cheryl Campbell

James Chalmers

Ian Charleson

Tony Church

Shelley Conn

Brian Cox

Julian Curry

Cyril Cusack

Niamh Cusack

Sinéad Cusack

Henry Ian Cusick

Tim Curry

Timothy Dalton

Charles Dance

Daniel Day-Lewis

Judi Dench

Simon Dormandy

Roy Dotrice

Amanda Drew

Lindsay Duncan

Mia Farrow

Peter Egan

Jennifer Ehle

Ralph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes

Emma Fielding

Colin Firth

Susan Fleetwood

Oliver Ford Davies

James Frain

Philip Franks

Mariah Gale

Michael Gambon

Romola Garai

William Gaunt

Colin George

John Gielgud

Iain Glen

Julian Glover

Patrick Godfrey

Louise Gold

Michelle Gomez

Michael Goodliffe

Henry Goodman

Nickolas Grace

Richard Griffiths

Jack Gwillim

Mike Gwilym

Nigel Hawthorne

Greg Hicks

Ciarán Hinds

Dustin Hoffman

Ian Holm

Michael Hordern

Jane Horrocks

Will Houston

Alan Howard

Gareth Hunt

Geoffrey Hutchings

Barrie Ingham

Jeremy Irons

Glenda Jackson

Derek Jacobi

Emrys James

Tony Jay

Michael Jayston

Barbara Jefford

Alex Jennings

Richard Johnson

Griffith Jones

Alexis Kanner

Charles Kay

Geoffrey Keen

Katherine Kelly

Ben Kingsley

Alex Kingston

Michael Kitchen

Peter Land

Jane Lapotaire

Jude Law

Josie Lawrence

Vivien Leigh

Barbara Leigh-Hunt

Anton Lesser

Damian Lewis

John Lithgow

Cherie Lunghi

Patti LuPone

Alec McCowen

Sylvester McCoy

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McKellen

Leo McKern

Art Malik

Daniel Massey

Helen Mirren

Julian Morris

Carey Mulligan

Eve Myles

John Nettles

Gary Oldman

Lord Laurence Olivier

Peter O'Toole

David Oyelowo

Richard Pasco

Trevor Peacock

Bob Peck

Michael Pennington

Edward Petherbridge

Siân Phillips

Ronald Pickup

Tim Pigott-Smith

Eric Porter

Mike Pratt

Jonathan Pryce

Hugh Quarshie

Anthony Quayle

Diana Quick

Michael Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Siobhan Redmond

Roger Rees

Ian Richardson

Miles Richardson

Joely Richardson

Ralph Richardson

Alan Rickman

Diana Rigg

David Rintoul

Linus Roache

Norman Rodway

Paul Rogers

Clifford Rose

Mark Rylance

Paul Scofield

Fiona Shaw

Sebastian Shaw

Antony Sher

John Shrapnel

Donald Sinden

Timothy Spall

Walter Sparrow

Elizabeth Spriggs

Robert Stephens

Toby Stephens

Juliet Stevenson

Patrick Stewart

Mark Strong

Imogen Stubbs

David Suchet

Janet Suzman

Tilda Swinton

David Tennant

Ellen Terry

John Thaw

Gareth Thomas

David Threlfall

Frances de la Tour

Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Dorothy Tutin

Margaret Tyzack

Harriet Walter

Derek Waring

David Warner

Zoë Wanamaker

Dennis Waterman

Ruby Wax

Samuel West

Michael Williams

Nicol Williamson

Penelope Wilton

Clive Wood

John Wood

John Woodvine

Irene Worth

Mary Ure

Susannah York

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