|BC424||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC424MBS||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet , signed by Sir Peter Hall CBE||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC424S||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet , signed by John Nettles||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC424S3||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet , Henley postmark, signed Francesca Annis||£35.00||Limited Availability|
|BC424S2||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet , Kingston upon Thames, signed Francesca Annis||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC424S4||The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliet, signed James Earl Jones||£70.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 12/04/2011
Issue Name: The Royal Shakespeare Company - Romeo & Juliett
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies, and ranks with Hamlet as one of his most-performed plays. Recognising the Royal Shakespeare Society, our cover commemorates Romeo and Juliet, and Shakespeare in all its glory. Our cover features all 6 RSC stamps along with a Kingston Upon Thames postmark, and is available signed by John Nettles, Sir Peter Hall CBE, Francesca Annis or James Earl Jones.
The Royal Shakespeare Company
The Royal Shakespeare Company dates back to 1879, when the newly completed Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon staged its first production. After a slow start, and under the direction of William Bridges-Adams, the resident New Shakespeare Company became one of Britains most prestigeous, leading to the theatre receiving a Royal Charter in 1925. In 1959, while director-designate of the Memorial Theatre, Peter Hall, in an attempt to create a unity in direction and acting, announced the creation of a permanent company, leading to the creation of the Royal Shakespeare Society, and the memorial theatre being renamed to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Since its inception, the Royal Shakespeare Company have served as either a launching pad for acting careers, or to further develop those of already prominent actors. Notable members of the Company include Sean Bean, Brian Blessed, Dame Judi Dench, John Gielgud and Ben Kingsley. The RSC now runs four theatres: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Swan Theatre, The Courtyard Theatre and The Other Place.
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John Nettles OBE is a British actor and writer. Nettles is perhaps best known for playing the lead roles in the long-running television series Bergerac and Midsomer Murders.
Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE was an eminent English theatre, opera and film director whose obituary in The Times declared him "the most important figure in British theatre for half a century"
Francesca Annis is an English actress. She is known for television roles in Reckless, Wives and Daughters, Deceit and Cranford. A six-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 1979 BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress for the ITV serial Lillie.
James Earl Jones is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest actors in American history".