Inventory of Photographs of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada [graphic], 1953-1963

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Inventory of Photographs of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada [graphic], 1953-1963

Collection number: BANC PIC 1964.025--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1972
Encoded by:
James Lake and Jamie Jesson
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Photographs of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada [graphic],
Date (inclusive): 1953-1963
Collection Number: BANC PIC 1964.025--PIC
Creator: Smith, Peter, photographer
Extent: Number of prints: 45
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Photographs showing actors, actresses, scenes and stage settings.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

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[Identification of item], Photographs of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, Ontario, Canada [graphic], BANC PIC 1964.025--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Index to Titles

As You Like It 18
Comedy of Errors 37-39
Coriolanus 26-27
Cyrano de Bergerac 40-41
Hamlet 14-15
Henry V 45
Henry VIII 28-29
Julius Caesar 12-13
King John 20-21
Love's Labour's Lost 30
Macbeth 35-36
Measure for Measure 46
Merchant of Venice 10-11
Midsummer Night's Dream 22-23
Oedipus Rex 8-9
Othello 19
Romeo and Juliet 24-25
Taming of the Shrew 7, 33-34
Tempest 31-32
Troilus and Cressida 42-44
Twelfth Night 16
Winter's Tale 17

List of Items


View of the original tent theatre, 1953.


Artist's conception of interior of Avon Theatre, opening 1964.


View of the west side of the theater, n.d.


Arrival of opening night audience, n.d.


Stage of the Stratford Festival Theatre


Brian Jackson, designer


Tanya Moiseiwitsch, designer


Michael Langham, artistic director.


View of the 2,258 seat auditorium


Taming of the Shrew, 1954


William Needles as Petruchio


Barbara Chilcott as Katharina


Measure for Measure, 1954. See no. 46.


Oedipus Rex, 1955


Douglas Campbell as Oedipus


Eleanor Stuart as Jocasta


Robert Goodier as Creon


The Merchant of Venice, 1955


Frances Hyland as Portia


Frederick Valk as Shylock


Don Harron as Bassanio


Julius Caesar, 1955


Robert Christie as Caesar


Douglas Campbell as Casca


Eric House as Metullus Cimber


Lloyd Bochner as Cassius


Lorne Green as Brutus


William Shatner as Lucius


Henry V, 1956

Additional Note

See no. 45

Hamlet, 1957


Frances Hyland as Ophelia


Christopher Plummer as Hamlet


Joy Lafleur as Queen Gertrude


Twelfth Night, 1957


Lloyd Bochner as Orsino


Siobhan Gerussi as Feste


Winter's Tale, 1958


Eileen Herlie as Paulina


Charmion King as Hermoine


Sydney Sturgess as Emilia


Deborah Turnbull as Anne


As You Like It, 1959


Irene Worth as Rosalind


Othello, 1959.


Douglas Campbell as Othello


Douglas Rain as Iago


William Sylvester as Cassio


King John, 1960


Douglas Rain as King John


Guy Belanger as Peter of Pomphret


Christopher Plummer as Philip the Bastard


Alexis Kanner as the Dauphin


Ann Casson as Constance


Jack Creley as Philip, King of France


Reic Christmas as Pandulph


A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1960


Max Helpmann as Theseus


Deborah Cass as Titania


Tony van Bridge as Bottom


Romeo and Juliet, 1960


Julie Harris as Juliet


Tony van Bridge as Friar Laurence


Coriolanus, 1961


Paul Scofield as Coriolanus


John Colicos as Tullus Aufidius


Hedley Mattingly as Tribune


Douglas Campbell as Menenius


Bernard Behrens as Sicinius


Bruno Gerussi as Brutus


Henry VIII, 1961


Douglass Campbell as Henry VIII


Kate Reid as Queen Katharine


Christine Bennett as Patience


Mervyn Blake as Griffith


Love's Labour's Lost, 1961


Douglas Rain as Boyet


Joy Parker as the Princess


Michael Learned as Katharine


Mary Anderson as Maria


Zoe Caldwell as Rosaline


The Tempest, 1962


William Hutt as Prospero


Max Helpmann as Alonso


William Needles as Gonzalo


Taming of the Shrew, 1962


John Colicos as Petruchio


Eirc Christmas as Grumio


Hugh Webster as Sly


Garric Hagon as Lucentio


Norman Welsh as Vicentio


Toby Robins as Bianca


Mervyn Blake as Baptista


Macbeth, 1962


Christopher Plummer as Macbeth


Kate Reid as Lady Macbeth


Comedy of Errors, 1963


Douglas Rain as Dromio of Syracuse


Peter Donat as Antipholus of Syracuse


William Needles as Solinus


Christine Bennett as the Abbess Aemilia


Tony van Bridge as Aegeon


Kate Reid as Adriana


Martha Henry as Luciana


Amelia Hall as Nell


Cyrano de Bergerac, 1963


John Colicos as Cyrano


Eric Christmas as Ragueneau


William Hutt as Carbon de Castel Jaloux


William Needles as Montfleury


Troilus and Cressida, 1963


Peter Donat as Troilus


Marth Henry as Cressida


Joseph Shaw as Helenus


Hugh Webster as Priam


Kate Reid as Cassandra


John Collicos as Hector


Diana Maddox as Helen


William Hutt as Pandarus


Henry V, 1956


Christopher Plummer as Henry V


Ginette Letondal as Katharine


Measure for Measure, 1954


Frances Hyland as Isabella


Lloyd Bochner as the Duke


James Mason as Angelo