The Hollow Crown

by  John Barton

Full Length Play  /  3m, 1f

Fully revised 2005 version.  "A delightfully civilized evening in the theatre, humorous, touching and always warmly human." - New York Post

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The Hollow Crown

by  John Barton

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This entertainment by and about the Kings and Queens of England includes music, poetry, speeches, letters and other writings. The Hollow Crown has been performed in America and England by the such stars from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre as Max Adrian, Dorothy Tutin, Peggy Ashcroft, and Marius Goring. The four readers enact the writings of royals from William I to Victoria; the three singers intersperse songs from the proper period - some of which are sad tunes on the death of kings while others are uproariously funny.
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"A delightfully civilized evening in the theatre, humorous, touching and always warmly human." - New York Post

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
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John Barton

John Barton was educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge and while at Cambridge directed and acted in many productions for the Marlowe Society and the ADC. In 1960, along with Sir Peter Hall, he co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company where Barton was an active director for over 40 years. He has directed ...

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