Shakespeare by McBean

Join us for an exclusive conversation to celebrate the publication of a major new book of Angus McBean’s iconic theatre photography.

Crop 3 Henry IV Part 2_ 1951_ Photo by Angus McBean
Hal tries on the crown - Richard Burton in Henry IV Part II, 1951
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Shakespeare by McBean
Friday 19 October, 5 – 6pm
The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

Angus McBean had a 17-year association with the theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon beginning in 1945. Before his death in 1990 he selected his favourite photographs from this period to be brought together in print. At long last this new book, containing 350 images and covering all of Shakespeare’s plays, together with a chronicle of McBean’s life and career by Adrian Woodhouse, is the result. The book is published by Manchester University Press on 18 October.

Join us for an exclusive conversation to celebrate the publication of the book, which will be available to buy at the event. Speakers include Adrian Woodhouse, who will be signing copies, and RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran.

Tickets £5

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You can book tickets online using the link above, by phoning the RSC Ticket Hotline on 01789 403493 or by calling into the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.