The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0133 Wednesday, 27 February 2008
Date: Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 22:04:46 -0800
Subject: FALSTAFF AWARDS 2007: Winners Announced
FALSTAFF AWARDS 2007: Winners Announced
PlayShakespeare.com is pleased to announce the nominees and winners for
the annual Falstaff Awards for 2007. With PlayShakespeare.com's
international reach, reviewers worldwide have come together to honor the
best in Shakespeare for the year of 2007. The Falstaff Awards recognize
extraordinary achievement in the areas of Best Play, Best Director, Best
Performance by a Male or Female Actor, among other performance and
This year's winners include Sir Ian McKellen for his performance in the
Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear and Rupert Goold for his direction
of Macbeth starring Patrick Stewart.
The Falstaff Awards honor the DVD release of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet as
the Best Film/DVD of 2007. This long-awaited special edition release
gave Shakespeare aficionados what they'd long clamored for, and more.
Also honored was the new edition of the RSC Complete Works by editors
Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. Taking a bold stance behind the First
Folio, this tome made a stronger case than any other publication to date.
Of note is the Lear Award for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to
William Hutt in recognition of his lifelong contribution to Shakespeare
performance. Mr. Hutt was slated to perform in Edward Albee's A Delicate
Balance at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival (after 39th seasons) but
withdrew in March 2007 because of health concerns. He passed away of
leukemia a few months later at the age of 87.
The complete list of nominees and winners can be found at:
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