Gill, Peter (3 of 14).  The legacy of the English Stage Company.

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    2008-11-10, 2009-02-27, 2009-03-25, 2009-05-17, 2009-09-29, 2009-11-25, 2009-12-10, 2010-01-21, 2010-02-10, 2010-03-05, 2010-03-29

  • Interviewees

    Gill, Peter, 1939- (speaker, male)

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    Devine, Harriet (speaker, female)

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    Part 3: [Session 3, 25 March 2009] [Noise of construction work in background] Primrose Hill flat, acquired through actress Irene Hamilton. Other inhabitants of the house, Tony Church and Dinsdale Landon. Life as an out-of-work actor, seeing plays, listening to Ella Fitzgerald. Popular culture in the 1950s. The Royal Court Theatre [RCT]; seeing [Ionesco’s] ‘The Chairs’ and ‘The Lesson’; brilliance of Joan Plowright. Seeing Tony Richardson’s RCT production of [Barry Reckord’s] ‘Flesh to a Tiger’ in Cardiff. Flat-sharing in Vauxhall. Auditioning at RCT, reading from ‘Sport of My Mad Mother’; John Dexter [JD]; Miriam Brickman [MB], casting director. Called in by MB and/or JD to audition for ‘The Long and the Short and the Tall [‘LST’]’ [15.40]; offered understudying parts. Living in Earls Court. Nature of understudying at RCT, and of various directors at RCT. Harold Pinter and John Osborne as understudies at RCT. Cast of ‘LST’; Antony Page [AP]’s young actors’ group; play postponed owing to departure of Albert Finney [AF]; Peter O’Toole [PO’T]

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    Life story interview with Peter Gill, theatre director, playwright and actor.

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