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Venue Everest Theatre, Chippendale, NSW
First Date 5 November 1980
Opening Date 8 November 1980
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "The members of a Shakespeare Company came together to work on a six month research project. The aims was to study in detail and perform two of Shakespeare's plays, and the project has been pursued away from the time and money pressures of the five week rehearsal period which has become the tradition in Australian professional theatre.

The project was funded by an Australia Council 'Limited Life' grant. The work was undertaken on a full-time basis, but these productions were not regarded by the company as being the final result of months of work together, but simply as a stage in a more open-ended process".
Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Description Source Article
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Name Function Notes
Ruth Cracknell Actor Angelo
Arthur Dignam Actor Duke of Vienna
John Gaden Actor Escalus / Abhorson
Ron Haddrick Actor Pompey / Friar Peter
Jennifer Hagan Actor Mistress Overdone / Juliet / Francesca / Froth / Mariana
John Howard Actor Gentleman / Provost
Tony Mack Actor Gentleman / Justice / Barnardine / Varrius
Robert Menzies Actor Claudio / Elbow / Boy
Kerry Walker Actor Isabella
Rex Cramphorn Director
William Shakespeare Playwright
James Waites Researcher
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Book Performing Arts Year Book of Australia 1980
Event Identifier 126799