The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2480 Sunday, 28 October 2001
Date: Sunday, 28 Oct 2001 19:37:15 -0000
Subject: Birmingham Repertory Theatre Archive Database now available at
This may be of interest to list members.
[with apologies for cross-posting]
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Archive Database now available at PADS
The Performing Arts Data Service is pleased to announce that the
database of archive holdings of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre is now
The theatre was opened by Sir Barry Jackson in 1913. Sir Barry Jackson
had an excellent eye for young talent, and many young actors who later
became household names gained valuable early experience with the Rep.
They included Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft, Edith Evans, Stewart
Granger and Ralph Richardson in the early period. More recent talents
include Paul Scofield, Julie Christie and Derek Jacobi. Peter Brook
directed at the Rep just after World War II and transferred with Sir
Barry and Paul Scofield to Stratford. The archive is housed at
Birmingham Central Library.
The database provides information about the Birmingham Repertory Theatre
company's performances (including full cast lists) as well as finding
aids to objects such as playbills, prompt scripts and other ephemera
preserved at Birmingham Central Library.
Performing Arts Data Service
Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies
University of Glasgow
0141 330 4357
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