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Another very rough sample of productions; the first six months of 1970. Click here: 1970.

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A chronological list of productions in London from 1 January to 30 June 1960 can be found here: 1960.  This draft still needs work, but might be found of some use. Some of the conventions are the same as in my published calendars (e.g. * indicates a first production, ** a revival). A great deal more material will be added in due course as my work on the period 1960 to 1980 continues. I would welcome corrections, additions, and any other useful information.

Votes for Women

There’s a review of Elizabeth Robins’ play, Votes for Women (1907), recently produced at Newcastle-under-Lyme in England. You can read it here.

The Shakespeare Diaries has now been deemed worthy of academic study! See Tomasz Kowalski’s comparison of The Shakespeare Diaries with Christopher Rush’s Will in Other Modernities.

Shakespeare Diaires

Below is a list of those people who have died (2012–2017) since American and British Theatrical Biographies was published:

ABBENSETTS, Michael (1938–2016)
ABERCROMBIE, Ian (1936–2012)
ABSE, Dannie (1923–2014)
ADAIR, Hazel (1920–2015)
ADLER, Richard (1921–2012)
AINSLEY, Paul (1945–2013)
ALBANESE, Licia (1913–2014)
ALBEE, Edward [Franklin] (1928–2016)
ALBERTAZZI, Giorgio (1923/25–2016)
ALBRECHT, Gerd (1935–2014)
ALEXANDER, Cris (1920–2012)
ALLEN, Billie (1925–2015)
ALLMAN, Robert (1927–2013)
ALONSO, Fernando (1914–2013)
ANDERSON, Rona (1928–2013)
ANGELOU, Maya [Marguerite Johnson] (1928–2014)
ANTHONY, Charles (1929–2012)
ARBUS, Allan (1918–2013)
ARMSTRONG, R.G. (1917–2012)
ARQUETTE, Alexis (1969–2016)
ASHERSON, Renée (1915–2014)
ATKINSON, Barbara (1926–2015)
ATTENBOROUGH, Sir Richard (1923–2014)
AVERY, James (1948–2013)
AYRTON, Norman (1924–2017)
BABILÉE, Jean [né Guttman] (1923–2014)
BACALL, Lauren [Betty Joan Perske] (1924–2014)
BAIN, Conrad (1923–2013)
BARABÁS, Sári (1914/18–2012)
BARAKA, Amiri [né Everett Leroy Jones; LeRoi Jones] (1934–2014)
BARNES, Billy (1927–2012)
BARTOLETTI, Bruno (1926–2013)
BATE, Anthony (1927–2012)
BAYLER, Terence (1930–2016)
BAYLIS, Nadine (1940–2017)
BEACH, Ann (1938–2017)
BEDFORD, Brian (1935–2016)
BELCOURT, Emile (1926–2017)
BENESH, Joan Dorothy [née Rothwell] (1920–2014)
BENNETT, Richard Rodney (1936–2012)
BENNETT, Hywel (1944–2017)
BERGEN, Polly (1930–2014)
BERGONZI, Carlo (1924–2014)
BERMAN, Shelley (1925–2017)
BERNHARDT, Melvin (1931–2015)
BEST, James (1926–2015)
BEVAN, Donald (1920–2013)
BEWES, Rodney (1937–2017)
BIKEL, Theodore (1924–2015)
BOGDANOV, Michael (1938–2017)
BOLOGNA, Joseph (1934–2017)
BOND, Sheila (1928–2017)
BOOTHE, Powers (1948–2017)
BORGNINE, Ernest (1917–2012)
BOULEZ, Pierre (1925–2016)
BOWIE, David (1947–2016)
BRADY, Terence (1939–2016)
BREAUX, Marc (1925–2013)
BRECKNOCK, John (1937–2017)
BRENNAN, Eileen (1932–2013)
BRIERS, Richard (1934–2013)
BRIGHTON, Pam (1946–2015)
BROOK, Faith (1922–2012)
BROOKES, Jacqueline (1930–2013)
BROWN, Trisha (1936–2017)
BROWN, John Russell (1923–2015)
BRYAN, Dora [née Broadbent] (1924–2014)
BURKHARDT, Gerry (1946–2017)
BUTTON, Jeanne (1930–2017)
BYRNE, Patsy (1933–2014)
CAESAR, Sid (1922–2014)
CAFFREY, Sean (1940–2013)
CANARY, David H. (1938–2015)
CAREY, Harry, Jr (1921–2012)
CARLOS, Laurie (d 2016 [67])
CARNE, Judy (1939–2015)
CARROLL, Helena (1928–2013)
CARROLL, Janet (1940–2012)
CARSON, John (1927–2016)
CARTER, Jack (1922/23–2015)
CARTER, Elliott (1908–2012)
CARTER, Myra (1930–2016)
CAVANAUGH, Christine (1963–2014)
CERQUETTI, Anita (1931–2014)
CHARRAT, Janine (1924–2017)
CHAUVIRÉ, Yvette (1917–2016)
CHETWYN, Robert [né Suckling] (1933–2015)
CHOUTEAU, Yvonne (1929–2016)
CIMINO, Leonardo (1917–2012)
CLARKE, Mary (1923–2015)
COE, George (1929–2015)
COLE, Natalie (1950–2015)
COLE, George (1925–2015)
COLLINS, Gary (1938–2012)
CONNELL, Elizabeth (1946–2012)
CONNORS, Mike (1925–2017)
COOK, Barbara (1927–2017)
CORRI, Adrienne (1930–2016)
CORSARO, Frank (1924–2017)
COWLES, Matthew (1944–2014)
CRAGUN, Richard Allan (1944–2012)
CRAZE, Tony (1944–2016)
CREGAN, David (1931–2015)
CRUTCHLEY, Kate (d 2013 [69])
CUMMINS, Peggy (1925–2017)
CURTIN, Phyllis (1921–2016)
DANIELS, Danny (1924–2017)
DANTZIG, Rudi van (1933–2012)
DARIUS, Adam (1930–2017)
DARLING, Jean [née Dorothy Jean LeVake] (1922–2015)
DARRIEUX, Danielle (1917–2017)
DAVALOS, Richard (1930–2016)
DAVENPORT, Nigel (1928–2013)
DAVID, Hal (1921–2012)
DAVIES, Peter Maxwell (1934–2016)
DAVIES, Howard (1945–2016)
DAVIS, Sir Colin (1927–2013)
DAVIS, Nancy [Mrs. Ronald Reagan] (1921–2016)
DAVIS, Garry (1921–2013)
DAVIS, Ann B. (1926–2014)
DEE, Ruby [née Ruby Ann Wallace] (1922–2014)
DELLA CASA, Lisa (1919–2012)
DENKER, Henry (1912–2012)
DEUTEKOM, Cristina (1931–2014)
DILLER, Phyllis (1917–2012)
DOBBS, Mattiwilda (1925–2015)
DOMINGUEZ, Oralia (1925–2013)
DONLAN, Yolande (1920–2014)
DONLEAVY, J.P. (1926–2017)
DOSSOR, Alan (1941–2016)
DOTRICE, Roy (1923–2017)
DOWLING, Vincent (1929–2013)
DREW, David (1938–2015)
DUNHAM, Joanna (1936–2014)
DURNING, Charles (1923–2012)
DUVAL, Denise (1921–2016)
DVORÁKOVÁ, Ludmilla (1923–2015)
DYSART, Richard A. (1929–2015)
EGGERTH, Marta (1912–2013)
ELLIOTT, Bob [of Bob and Ray] (1923–2016)
ELMORE, Steve (1936–2017)
ELYOT, Kevin (1951–2014)
FARENTINO, James (1938–2012)
FARINA, Dennis (1944–2013)
FARMER, Peter (1941–2017)
FEIST, Gene (1923–2014)
FERRÁ, Max (1937–2017)
FICHANDLER, Zelda [née Diamond] (1924–2016)
FINKEL, Fyvush (1922–2016)
FINLAY, Frank (1926–2016)
FISCHER-DIESKAU, Dietrich (1925–2012)
FISHER, Carrie (1956–2016) American actress
FO, Dario (1926–2016)
FONTAINE, Joan (1917–2013)
FORBES, Bryan [né Clarke] (1926–2013)
FORBES, Elizabeth (1924–2014)
FORSYTH, Bruce (Sir) [né Bruce Forsyth Johnson] (1928–2017)
FOX, Bernard M. (1927–2016)
FRANKLIN, Bonnie (1944–2013)
FRANKLIN, Frederic (1914–2013)
FREEMAN, Al, Jr (1934–2012)
FRELICH, Phyllis (1944–2014)
FRID, Jonathan (1924–2012)
FRIEL, Brian (1929–2015)
FROST, David (1939–2013)
FURST, Stephen (1955–2017)
GABOR, Zsa Zsa (1917–2016)
GAM, Rita (1927/28–2016)
GANDOLFINI, James (1961–2013)
GARLAND, Patrick (1936–2013)
GARNER, James (1928–2014)
GASKILL, William (1930–2016)
GAYNES, George [George Jongeyans] (1917–2016)
GAZZARA, Ben (1930–2012)
GEDDA, Nicolai (1925–2017)
GEIDT, Jeremy (1930–2013)
GELB, Arthur (1924–2014)
GELIOT, Michael (1933–2012)
GEORGE, Collin (1929–2016)
GIBSON, Virginia (1925–2013)
GILMORE, Peter (1931–2013)
GLASS, Ron (1945–2016)
GLOWACKI, Janusz (1938–2017)
GOLD, Jack (1930–2015)
GORR, Rita (1926–2012)
GOTTFRIED, Martin (1933–2014)
GRADY, Don (1944–2012)
GRASS, Günter (1927–2015)
GRAY, Kevin (1958–2013)
GRAY, Elspet [Baroness Rix] (1929–2013)
GREGORY, Don (1934–2015)
GRIFFIN, Hayden (1943–2013)
GRIFFITH, Andy (1926–2012)
GRIFFITHS, Richard (1947–2013)
GRIMES, Tammy (1934–2016)
GROSBARD, Ulu (1929–2012)
GROUT, James David (1927–2012)
GUILLAUME, Robert (1927–2017)
GUNTER, John (1938–2016)
GURNEY, A.R., Jr (1930–2017)
GUY, Rosa (1922/28–2012)
HAGMAN, Larry [Hageman] (1931–2012)
HALL, Peter Reginald Frederick (1930–2017)
HAMILTON, Lawrence (1954–2014)
HAMLISCH, Marvin (1944–2012)
HAMMOND-STROUD, Derek (1926–2012)
HANNAN, Eilene (1946–2014)
HANSEN, Peter (1921–2017)
HARBOTTLE, G. Laurence (1924–2015)
HARDY, Robert (1925–2017)
HARRIS, Julie (1925–2013)
HARRISON, Noel (1934–2013)
HARRON, Donald (1924–2015)
HART, Cecilia (1948–2016)
HAYGARTH, Tony (1945–2017)
HEADLY, Glenne (1955–2017)
HEARD, John (1945?–2017)
HEELEY, Desmond (1930–2016)
HEMSLEY, Thomas (1927–2013)
HENDERSON, Florence (1934–2016)
HENZE, Hans Werner (1926–2012)
HERRMANN, Edward (1943–2014)
HICKS, Barbara (1924–2013)
HILL, Lucienne [née Palmer] (1923–2012)
HILLERMAN, John (1932–2017)
HOFFMAN, Philip Seymour (1967–2014)
HOFFMAN, William M. (1939–2017)
HOFSISS, Jack (1950–2016)
HOLDER, Owen (1921–2016)
HOLDER, Geoffrey (1930–2014)
HOLM, Celeste (1919–2012)
HOMEIER, Skip (1930–2017)
HOOKS, Jan (1957–2014)
HOPKINS, Linda (1925–2017)
HOPKINS, Antony (1921–2014)
HOSKINS, Bob (1942–2014)
HOWARD, Alan (1937–2015)
HOWARD, Ken (1944–2016)
HUDDLESTON, David (1930–2016)
HURT, John (1940–2017)
HVOROSTOVSKY, Dmitry (1962–2017)
INGHAM, Barrie (1932–2015)
INNAURATO, Albert (1948–2017)
IRELAND, Kenny (1945/47–2014)
IRVING, George S. [né George Irving Shelasky] (1922–2016)
ISHIOKA, Eiko (1938–2012)
JACKSON, Anne (1926–2016)
JAFFREY, Saeed (1929–2015)
JAMES, Clifton (1921–2017)
JEFFREYS, Ann (1923–2017)
JELLICOE, Ann (1927–2017)
JENN, Stephen (1950–2012)
JOHNSON, Richard (1927–2015)
JONES, Dean (1930/35–2015)
JOOSTEN, Kathryn (1939–2012)
JOSEPHSON, Erland (1923–2012)
JOURDAN, Louis (1920/21–2015)
JUNE, Ava (1931–2013)
KÁLMÁN, Charles (1929–2015)
KEATING, Charles (1941–2014)
KEEFER, Don (1916–2014)
KEEN, Pat (1933–2013)
KENT, Jean [née Field] (1921–2013)
KERR, John (1931–2013)
KERR, Bill (1922–2014)
KERSLEY, Leo (1920–2012)
KILTY, Jerome (1922–2012)
KIM, Willa (1917–2016)
KING, Larry L. (1929–2012)
KISSEL, Howard (1942–2012)
KLUGMAN, Jack (1922–2012)
KRAUSE, Tom (1934–2014)
KUMALO, Alton (1939–2013)
LAMB, Myrna (1935–2017)
LANDAU, Martin (1934–2017)
LAUTER, Ed (1940–2013)
LEACH, Rosemary (1935–2017)
LEAR, Evelyn (1926–2012)
LEE, Leslie (1930?/35–2014)
LEHNHOFF, Nikolaus (1939–2015)
LEIGH, Mitch [né Irwin Mitchnick] (1928–2014)
LESSING, Doris (1919–2013)
LEWIS, Jerry (1926–2017)
LEWIS, Brenda (1921–2017)
LEWIS, Geoffrey (1935–2015)
LIBERTINI, Richard (1933–2016)
LIFF, Samuel (1919–2015)
LLOYD PACK, Roger (1944–2014)
LOGGIA, Robert (1930–2015)
LOM, Herbert (1917–2012)
LYNCH, Richard (1936–2012)
LYNDECK, Edmund (1925–2015)
LYUBIMOV, Yuri Petrovich (1917–2014)
MAAZEL, Lorin (1930–2014)
MacDONALD, Brian (1928–2014)
MACNEE, Patrick (1922–2015)
MacRAE, Sheila (1929–2014)
MALINA, Judith (1926–2015)
MALLORY, Victoria (1948–2014)
MANN, Theodore [né Goldman] (1924–2012)
MANSOURI, Lotfi (1929–2013)
MANZI, Warren (1955–2016)
MARCEAU, Félicien (1913–2012)
MARCHAND, Colette (1925–2015)
MARGULIES, David (1937–2016)
MAROWITZ, Charles (1934–2014)
MARRE, Albert [né Albert Moshinski] (1925–2012)
MARRIOTT, Anthony (1931–2014)
MARSHALL, Garry (1934–2016)
MARTIN, Nicholas (1938–2014)
MARTIN, Elliot (1924–2017)
MASUR, Kurt (1927–2015)
MATTHEWS, Francis (1927–2014)
MATTOX, Matt (1921–2013)
MAXTONE-GRAHAM, John (1929–2015)
MAY, Val[entine] (1927–2012)
MAYALL, Rik (1958–2014)
MAYBERRY, Mariann (d 2017 [52])
MAZURSKY, Paul (1930–2014)
McCABE, John (1939–2015)
McCARTY, Michael (1946–2014)
McCOWEN, Alec (1925–2017)
McEWAN, Geraldine [née McKeown] (1932–2015)
McMARTIN, John (1929?/1932–2016)
MEDINA, Patricia (1919–2012)
MEEHAN, Thomas (1929–2017)
MELIA, Joe (1935–2012)
MENDEL, Deryk (1920–2013)
MERRILL, Dina (1923/25–2017)
MICHAELS, Frankie (1955–2016)
MICHELL, Keith (1926–2015)
MILLER, Nolan (1933/35–2012)
MILNER, Martin (1931–2015)
MILNES, Rodney (1936–2015)
MISKOVITCH, Milorad (1928–2013)
MITCHELL, Warren (1926–2015)
MOFFATT, John (1922–2012)
MOLL, Kurt (1938–2017)
MOODY, Ron [né Ronald Moodnick] (1924–2015)
MOORE, Roger (1927–2017)
MOORE, Mary Tyler (1937–2017)
MOORE, Dick (1925–2015)
MOORE, Juanita (1914–2014)
MORAHAN, Christopher (1929–2017)
MOREAU, Jeanne (1928–2017)
MORISON, Elsie (1924–2016)
MORNIN, Daniel (1956–2014)
MUNSEL, Patrice (1925–2016)
MURPHY, Gerard (1948–2013)
MURRAY, Barbara (1929–2014)
MYERS, Lou (1938–2013)
NAGY, Ivan (1943–2014)
NEBLETT, Carol (1946–2017)
NEDERLANDER, James (1922–2016)
NEILSON, Perlita [née Margaret Sowden] (1933–2014)
NEUFELD, Peter (1936–2015)
NEWAY, Patricia (1919–2012)
NICHOLS, Mike (1931–2014)
NIMOY, Leonard (1931–2015)
NINAGAWA YUKIO (1935–2016)
NISKA, Maralin (1926/1930–2016) American soprano
NOBLE, James (1922–2016)
NORMENT, Elizabeth (1952–2014)
NUNN, Bill (1952–2016)
O’BRIAN, Hugh (1925–2016)
O’DONNELL, Mark (1954–2012)
O’HARA, Maureen (1920/21–2015)
O’MARA, Kate (1939–2014)
O’NEILL, Sheila (1930–2017)
O’SHEA, Milo (1926–2013)
O’TOOLE, Peter (1932–2013)
OBERLIN, Russell (1928–2016)
OBRATSOVA, Elena (1937–2015)
OLIVERO, Magda (1910–2014)
ONTIVEROS, Lupe (1942–2012)
OSBORNE, Charles (1927–2017)
PAGE, Annette (1932–2017)
PALILLO, Ron (1949–2012)
PARKER, Eleanor (1922–2013)
PARKER, Joy [Mrs Paul Scofield] (1924–2012)
PARROTT, Ian (1916–2012)
PARRY, Natasha (1930–2015)
PASCO, Richard (1926–2014)
PEARSON, Alfred (1910–2012)
PEMBERTON-BILLING, Robin (1929–2012)
PERCIVAL, John (1927–2012)
PETERS, Roberta (1930–2017)
PHILLIPS, Robin (1942–2015)
PIGOTT-SMITH, Timothy (1946–2017)
PILBEAM, Nova (1919–2015)
PLATOFF, Marc [Marc Platt] (1913–2014)
PLISETSKAYA, Maya (1925–2015)
PLOUVIEZ, Peter (1931–2017)
POLITO, Jon (1950–2016)
POMERANCE, Bernard (1940–2017)
POVEY, Meic (1950–2017)
PRÊTRE, Georges (1924–2017)
PRIESTMAN, Brian (1927–2014)
RAFFIN, Deborah (1953–2012)
RAINER, Luise (1910–2014)
RAME, Franca (1929–2013)
RAMIS, Harold (1944–2014)
RAUTAVARRA, Einojuhani (1928–2016)
REBHORN, James (1948–2014)
REDINGTON, Michael (1927–2017)
REDMAN, Joyce (1918–2012)
REES, Roger (1944–2015)
REES, Angharad (1949–2012)
REESE, Della (1931–2017)
REICH, George (1926–2013)
REID, Christina (1942–2015)
REMEDIOS, Alberto (1935–2016)
RESNIK, Regina (1922–2013)
REYNOLDS, Debbie (1932–2016)
REYNOLDS, Anna (1931–2014)
RICE, Peter (1928–2015)
RICE, Peter (1928–2015)
RICHARDS, Martin (1932–2012)
RICHARDSON, Jack (1935–2012)
RICKLES, Don (1926–2017)
RICKMAN, Alan (1946–2016)
RIETTY, Robert (1923–2015)
RIVERS, Joan (1933–2014)
RIX, Brian (1924–2016)
ROBERTS, Doris (1925/1930–2016)
ROBERTSON, Toby (1928–2012)
ROCCO, Alex (1936–2015)
RODGERS, Mary (1931–2014)
ROGERS, Wayne (1933–2015)
ROGERS, Paul (1917–2013)
ROGIER, Frank (1918–2013)
ROONEY, Mickey [Joe Yule] (1920–2014)
RUDEL, Julius (1921–2014)
RUSSELL, Iris (1922–2014)
SACHS, Robin (1951–2013)
SACHS, Andrew (1930–2016)
SADDLER, Donald (1918–2014)
SAKS, Gene (1921–2015)
SALLIS, Peter (1921–2017)
SAWALLISCH, Wolfgang (1923–2013)
SCHALLERT, William (1922–2016)
SCHELL, Maximilian (1930–2014)
SCHELLENBERG, August (1932–2013)
SCHULLER, Gunther (1925–2015)
SEGAL, Zohra (1912–2014)
SELDES, Marian (1928–2014)
SERENI, Mario (1928–2015)
SEYMOUR, Alan (1927–2015)
SHAFFER, Peter Levin (1926–2016)
SHANK, Adele Edling (1940–2014)
SHANKAR, Ravi (1920–2012)
SHARIF, Omar (1932–2015)
SHEPARD, Sam (1943–2017)
SHERIDAN, Dinah (1920–2012)
SHERIN, Edwin (1930–2017)
SHERMAN, Robert B. (1925–2012)
SHERWOOD, Madeleine [née Thornton] (1922–2016)
SHIGETA, James (1929/33–2014)
SHIRLEY-QUIRK, John (1931–2014)
SIM, Sheila (1922–2016)
SIMON, Herb [né Braha] (1946–2016)
SINDEN, Sir Donald (1923–2014)
SINDEN, Leon (1927–2015)
SIZOVA, Alla (1939–2014)
SLATER, Daphne (1928–2012)
SMITH, Carrie (1925–2012)
SMITH, Liz (1921–2016)
SMITH, Nicholas (1934–2015)
SPINETTI, Victor (1929/33–2012)
SPRADBERY, John (1930–2014)
SPRINGER, Ashton, Jr (1930–2013)
STAPLETON, Jean (1923–2013)
STEVENS, Risë (1913–2013)
STIGWOOD, Robert (1934–2016)
STOCK, Gailene (1946–2014)
STORCH, Arthur (1925–2013)
STOREY, David [Malcolm] (1933–2017)
STRITCH, Elaine (1925–2014)
STROUD, Michael (1934–2015)
SUMNER, John (1924–2013)
SWOPE, Martha (1928–2017)
SYKES, Eric (1923–2012)
TALLCHIEF, Maria (1925–2013)
TALLMER, Jerry (1920–2014)
TARBUCK, Barbara (1942–2016)
TATE, Jeffrey (1943–2017)
TAVENER, John (1944–2013)
TEMPLE, Shirley (1928–2014)
TERRY, Nigel (1945–2015)
THAXTER, Phyllis (1919/20–2012)
THICKE, Alan (1947–2016)
THOMAS, Jay (1948–2017)
THOMAS, Thom (1941–2015)
THORNTON, Frank [né Ball] (1921–2013)
THRONE, Malachi (d 2013 [84])
TIERNEY, Malcolm (1938–2014)
TOWNSEND, Sue (1946–2014)
TREVOR, William [William Trevor Cox] (1928–2016)
TWAIN, Norman (1930–2016)
TYRRELL, Susan (1946–2012)
VAN PATTEN, Dick (1928–2015)
VAUGHAN, David (1924–2017)
VAUGHAN, Stuart (1925–2014)
VAUGHN, Robert (1932–2016)
VAUX, Adrian (1936–2012)
VERDY, Violette (1933–2016)
VICKERS, Jon (1926–2015)
VIDAL, Gore (1925–2012)
VIGODA, Abe (1921–2016)
VISHNEVSKAYA, Galina (1926–2012)
VON FURSTENBERG, Betsy (1931–2015)
VOYTEK (1925–2014)
WAGNER, Arthur (1923–2015)
WAITE, Ralph (1928–2014)
WAJDA, Andrzej (1926–2016)
WALCOTT, Derek (1930–2017)
WALL, David (1946–2013)
WALLACE, Mike (1918–2012)
WALLACE, Marcia (1942–2013)
WALLACH, Eli (1915–2014)
WARD, Simon (1941–2012
WATSON, Moray (1928/30–2017)
WEBB, Lizbeth (1926–2013)
WEBER, Carl (1925–2016)
WEDGEWORTH, Ann (1935–2017)
WEKWERTH, Manfred (1929–2014)
WELLAND, Colin (1934–2015)
WELLER, Walter (1939–2015)
WESKER, Arnold (1932–2016)
WEST, Adam (1928–2017)
WHEELER, David (1925–2012)
WHELAN, Peter (1931–2014)
WHITE, Michael Simon (1936–2016)
WHITE, Leonard (1916–2016)
WHITELAW, Billie (1932–2014)
WHITROW, Benjamin (1937–2017)
WILBUR, Richard (1921–2017)
WILDER, Gene (1933–2016)
WILLIAMS, Heathcote (1941–2017)
WILLIAMS, Andy (1928–2012)
WILLIAMS, Camilla (1919/22–2012)
WILLIAMS, Dick Anthony (1938–2012)
WILLIAMS, Hugh Steadman (1935–2016)
WILLIAMS, Robin (1951–2014)
WILLIS, Jerome (1928–2014)
WILMER, Douglas (1920–2016)
WILSON, Elizabeth (1921?–2015)
WILSON, Julie (1924/25–2015)
WILSON, Sandy (1924–2014)
WILSON, Snoo (1948–2013)
WINDOM, William (1923–2012)
WINTERS, Jonathan (1925–2013)
WISE, Herbert [né Weisz] (1924–2015)
WOLSK, Eugene V. (1928–2013)
WOOD, Peter (1927–2016)
WOODS, Aubrey (1928–2013)
WOOLFENDEN, Guy Anthony (1937–2016)
WRIGHT, Martha (1923/26–2016)
WYMARK, Olwen [Mrs Patrick Wymark] (1934–2013)
WYMORE, Patricia [or Patrice] (1926/27–2014)
YOUNG, Alan (1919–2016)
ZAPATA, Carmen (1927–2014)
ZIMBALIST, Efrem, Jr (1918?–2014)

Below is a list of those people who died in 2017 and who are listed in American and British Theatrical Biographies:

AYRTON, Norman (1924–2017)
BEACH, Ann (1938–2017)
BELCOURT, Emile (1926–2017)
BENNETT, Hywel (1944–2017)
BERMAN, Shelley (1925–2017)
BEWES, Rodney (1937–2017)
BOGDANOV, Michael (1938–2017)
BOLOGNA, Joseph (1934–2017)
BOND, Sheila (1928–2017)
BOOTHE, Powers (1948–2017)
BRECKNOCK, John (1937–2017)
BROWN, Trisha (1936–2017)
BURKHARDT, Gerry (1946–2017)
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COOK, Barbara (1927–2017)
CORSARO, Frank (1924–2017)
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Re: item 58.127. You, Too, Can Have a Body. The first performance occurred on BBC TV on 3/3/57. The first stage performance was at the Connaught, Worthing, 29/7/57. It later toured the provinces extensively before its performance at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, 24/3/58 and then at the Victoria Palace 2/6/58.

I was recently perusing the excellent website Over the Footlights [www.overthefootlights.co.uk] and came across an entry for a musical, Very Good, Eddie! This had been performed in 1918 at the Palace, a theatre which I had excluded in the 1910-1919 Calendar on the grounds that it presented variety entertainments. However, I clearly should have made an exception for this musical comedy.  Below is the entry as it might have appeared; the information has been gathered from several sources, not least the invaluable Footlights mentioned above.

18.121b Very Good, Eddie! (MC, 2a) Jerome Kern (mus) and Schuyler Greene (lyr) and Melville Gideon (songs) and Sylvio Hein (songs) and Guy Bolton (bk) and Philip Bartholomew (bk; based on his Overnight, 1911). Palace 18/5/1918. 46 perf [w/W, Th, S mats; add mat 21/5]. 1st perfd Van Curler, Schenectady, 9/11/15. Eddie Kettle Nelson Keys; Dick Rivers Walter Williams; Percy Darling Stanley Turnbull; Al Cleveland Ralph Lynn; George François de Rougemont André Randall; A Purser George Grundy; Coloured Steward E. Trimmingham. Georgina Kettle Helen Temple; Elsie Darling Nellie Briarcliffe; Mme Matroppo Veronica Brady; Elsie Gray Madge Saunders; Victoria Lake Beryl Harrison; A Booth Girl Evie Graham. Pres Alfred Butt; Dir Guy Bragdon; Ch George Shurley; Mus dir Jaques Heuvel. Reviews: Stage 23/5/1918, 12; Times 20/5/18, 9. Comment: The plot concerned two couples of differing heights who cross paths on a boat headed to a honeymoon inn in Poughkeepsie and who accidentally trade partners in a farcical manner (Playbill). Times said the piece did not live up to the expectations aroused by the success of the New York production (Princess 23/12/15, 341 perf) but thought it was “just an ordinary cheerful, easy-going musical comedy.” The “first-night audience was thoroughly appreciative.” Stage provided a lengthy description of the “slight but quite sufficiently complicated plot” and concluded the production “provide[d] agreeable light entertainment, and there is no offence in it, despite Eddie’s happily passing exhilaration due to a ‘high ball’ and a ‘chaser.’”

Here’s a review in The Year’s Work in English Studies (2016):

“J.P. Wearing’s epic series of reference books on the London stage has proved an invaluable resource for theatre scholars since it first started to appear in the 1970s. Covering details about productions at every major London theatre from the 1890s to the 1950s, The London Stage: A Calendar of Plays and Players eventually spanned sixteen volumes. The indexes have now been republished in two monumental editions, which retain the same chronological divisions into decades (1890-9, 1900-0, etc.) with related material. This new publication also includes four key indexes to aid information-gathering: general, genre, theatre, and title. While there has been the occasional quibble about discrepancies with production figures, Wearing’s work remains the most reliable and informative source on plays in London during the first half of the twentieth century, and many will find this two-volume edition of great help.”

“Visitors to Reading jail this autumn might encounter Patti Smith reading the four-and-a-half-hour entirety of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis, or see new artworks by Steve McQueen, Nan Goldin or Marlene Dumas dotted around echoing corridors and empty cells.

Artangel announced on Thursday that it was taking over one of the most notorious prisons in the UK, the place where Wilde spent a harrowing, soul-destroying two years from 1895-97” (Guardian, 21 July 2016).

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