Issue Date: 12/04/2011
Issue Name: The Royal Shakespeare Company - The Tempest Miniature Sheet Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
The 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's play The Tempest sees Buckingham Covers produce an incredible tribute cover, commemorating both the play itself and the legendary Royal Shakespeare Company. This lovely cover features the Royal Shakespeare Company miniature sheet along with our Kingston-Upon-Thames postmark. Very limited editions have been signed by founder of the RSC, Sir Peter Hall.
The Tempest is thought to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone, dating to around 1610-11, and centres around the exiled Duke of Milan who plots to restore his daughter to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. Although it didn't attract a significant amount of attention when initially performed, more recent re'appraisal by critics and scholars has led the play to be considered one of Shakespeare's finest. It has been adapted into numerous styles and formats, ranging from operas to science fiction films.
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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"