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ALAN HOWARD as OBERON/THESEUS
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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EMMA THOMPSON as BEATRICE
Much Ado About Nothing

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HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE as BOTTOM
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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PETER O'TOOLE as PETRUCHIO
The Taming of the Shrew

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JOHN STRIDE as ROMEO
Romeo & Juliet

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JUDI DENCH as JULIET
Romeo & Juliet

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RALPH RICHARDSON as BOTTOM
A Midsummer Night's Dream

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HENRY GOODMAN as SHYLOCK
The Merchant of Venice

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IAN HOLM as RICHARD III
The Wars of the Roses

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CHARLES MACKLIN as SHYLOCK
The Merchant of Venice

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CHARLES LAUGHTON as ANGELO
Measure for Measure

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ELLEN TERRY as PORTIA
The Merchant of Venice

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HENRY IRVING as BENEDICK
Much Ado About Nothing

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SAMUEL PHELPS as FALSTAFF
The Merry Wives of Windsor

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JOHN GIELGUD as LEONTES
The Winter's Tale

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PEGGY ASHCROFT as BEATRICE
Much Ado About Nothing

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JOHN GIELGUD as ANGELO
Measure for Measure

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DEREK JACOBI as BENEDICK
Much Ado About Nothing

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JOHN GIELGUD as BENEDICK
Much Ado About Nothing

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RALPH RICHARDSON as FALSTAFF
Henry IV Parts I & II

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ELLEN TERRY as BEATRICE
Much Ado About Nothing

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HENRY IRVING as SHYLOCK
The Merchant of Venice

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