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"..among the most important in the world; for the study of the performance history of Shakespeare's plays in the twentieth century it is unsurpassed."

Along with cast lists and performance dates, the archive includes production posters, videos, photographs, prompt books, designs, music manuscripts and reviews of RSC productions.

The archive holds a wealth of information about our performance history. It is held by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive is open for public research Wednesday - Friday 10am- 4.30pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am -12.30pm. For more information and to confirm opening times before visiting, please visit the Trust's website. To preserve the archives and for data protection there are special conditions for access to some materials.

If you cannot visit the library in person, the library and archive staff are happy to help with enquiries.

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