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Peter Hall

  • Birthplace: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England
  • Birthday: November 22
Date of passing: 
September 11, 2017

Peter Hall was a British theater director best known for founding the Royal Shakespeare Company — at the age of 29 — and serving as director of the National Theatre.

Hall began directing as a student at Cambridge University, and at 25 directed the first English-language production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

He also helmed the telefilms of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Albert Herring, La Traviata and The Final Passage, as well as episodes of the series Great Performances, Screen One and Theatre Night.

Peter Hall was a British theater director best known for founding the Royal Shakespeare Company — at the age of 29 — and serving as director of the National Theatre.

Hall began directing as a student at Cambridge University, and at 25 directed the first English-language production of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

He also helmed the telefilms of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Albert Herring, La Traviata and The Final Passage, as well as episodes of the series Great Performances, Screen One and Theatre Night.

Additionally, he wrote the 1990 television movie Orpheus Descending, adapted from the Tennessee Williams play and starring Vanessa Redgrave.

Hall died September 11, 2017, in University College Hospital, London, England. He was 86.

 

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