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An Evening with John Bell

A life with Shakespeare

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THE THEATRE ROYAL BY ARRANGEMENT WITH BELL SHAKESPEARE PRESENT

In his last year as Co-Artistic Director with Bell Shakespeare, the Theatre Royal is proud to announce this special event with John Bell, one of Australia’s national living treasures.

John Bell is one of the nation’s most illustrious theatre personalities. Award-winning actor, acclaimed director, risk-taking impressario and torch-bearing educationalist, Bell has been a key figure in shaping the nation’s theatrical identity as we know it over the past 50 years.

The Theatre Royal is thrilled to provide this opportunity for audiences to hear John Bell speak about his life and experiences with the works of William Shakespeare.

Ticket buyers can contribute to the Q&A session as part of this event by submitting a question via email to rsvp@theatreroyal.com.au by 31 August 2015.

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John Bell is one of the nation’s most illustrious theatre personalities. Award-winning actor, acclaimed director, risk-taking impressario and torch-bearing educationalist, Bell has been a key figure in shaping the nation’s theatrical identity as we know it over the past 50 years.

After graduating from Sydney University in 1962, Bell worked for the Old Tote Theatre Company, all of Australia’s state theatre companies and was an Associate Artist of Britain’s world-famous Royal Shakespeare Company.

As co-founder of Sydney’s highly influential Nimrod Theatre Company, Bell presented many productions of landmark Australian plays, including David Williamson’s Travelling North, The Club and The Removalists. He also initiated an Australian Shakespeare style with Nimrod productions such as Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth.

In 1990, Bell took on an even greater challenge, founding The Bell Shakespeare Company. Since then, his productions as Director have included Hamlet, Romeo And Juliet, The Taming Of The Shrew, Richard 3, Pericles, Henry 4, Henry 5, Julius Caesar, Antony And Cleopatra, The Comedy Of Errors, Wars Of The Roses, Measure For Measure, Macbeth and As You Like It.


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An Evening with John Bell

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29 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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