The Stanislavski Centre/Routledge annual lecture, 2017

Stanislavski: Gamlet and After
The great change in Stanislavksi’s relationship to the Moscow Art Theatre after the 1911 co-production of Hamlet with Edward Gordon Craig.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the foundation of the Centre

Monday 19th June


The Barn Theatre, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Tickets for this event are FREE, but space is limited.

This event is generously sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Simon Callow is one of the UK’s most versatile and recognisable actors, directors and writers.

As an actor, his theatre work includes: Twelfth Night (National); The Man from Stratford (Riverside) Dr Marigold and Mr Chops (Riverside); Waiting for Godot (West End); Peter Pan (Richmond); A Festival Dickens (Edinburgh Festival); There Reigns Love (Stratford Ontario); Merry Wives: the Musical (RST), Present Laughter (national tour), Aladdin (Richmond), The Woman in White (Palace), The Holy Terror (Duke of York’s), The Mystery of Charles Dickens, starred in and co-directed Alan Bennett’s Single Spies (NT, Queens); Beefy in JP Donleavy’s The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar (Duke of York’s);  world premiere of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, Orlando in As You Like It, Sisterly Feelings, Galileo, Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  Other theatre work includes Max in Schippel (Traverse Theatre), Martin Sherman’s Passing By (Gay Sweatshop);  The Speakers, Devil’s Island, Fanshen, A Mad World My Masters and Epsom Downs for Joint Stock Company; Mary Barnes (Royal Court), the title role in Titus Andronicus (Bristol Old Vic); The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Half Moon Theatre); Lord Are in Edward Bond’s Restoration (Royal Court); Verlaine in Christopher Hampton’s Total Eclipse and the title role in  Faust Parts I and II (Lyric Hammersmith); Molina in The Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Bush).

He has directed a wide range of theatre and opera productions: Jus’ Like That (Garrick Theatre), Shirley Valentine (West End and Broadway), his own translations of Cocteau’s The Infernal Machine with Maggie Smith, Milan Kundera’s Jacques and his Master (Los Angeles) and Les Enfants du Paradis (RSC); Carmen Jones (Old Vic), My Fair Lady (national tour), The Pajama Game (Victoria Palace). Opera: Cosí Fan Tutte (Luzern), Die Fledermaus (Scottish Opera), Il Trittico and Il Turco in Italia Broomhill), La Calisto (Glimmerglass), The Consul (Holland Park Opera), Le Roi Malgré Lui at Grange Park, The Magic Flute (Holland Park).

His film work has included, Schikaneder in Amadeus, Mr Beebe in A Room with a View, Mr Ducie in Maurice, Gareth in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Edmund Tilney in Shakespeare in Love, Simon in Mike Nichols’s Postcards From The Edge, Gilles André in The Phantom of the Opera and Mr Butler in Bob the Butler with Brooke Shields.  Directed the film of The Ballad of Sad Café starring Vanessa Redgrave, Keith Carradine and Rod Steiger.

His many TV credits include, A Chance in a Million, The Mystery Of Charles Dickens, Angels in America, Galileo’s Daughter; Morse, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders, Lewis, Dr Who. 

His published books include: Being an Actor, Love Is Where It Falls, My Life in Pieces, studies of Dickens and Oscar Wilde, biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles.

Simon was made Commander of the British Empire in 1999.