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Peter Hall

(b. 1939), director and manager. One of Great Britain's leading theatre artists, Hall has sent many of his London and Stratford productions, both classics and new works, to ...

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Brian M. Fagan, Peter Mitchell, David W. Phillipson, Peter Mitchell, David W. Phillipson, Peter Mitchell, Kevin MacDonald, Martin Hall, and Nick Shepherd

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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8,803 words

... Two identifiable trends characterize more recent work in historical archaeology in Africa. The first is a set of interventions in archaeological theory with implications for the discipline as a whole. Martin Hall was an early, influential proponent of a multisource approach in writing historical archaeology. In a recent, trenchant intervention, Peter Schmidt ( 2006 ) has argued that “As long as historical archaeology accepts that historical representations of many non-Western cultures are not legitimate documents in the practice of historical archaeology,...

Hall, Peter

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
469 words

..., Peter [ Reginald Frederick ] (b. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk , 22 Nov. 1930 ) Director . Hall acted and directed at Cambridge University, where he was influenced by the critic F. R. Leavis and George Rylands , and many of Hall's later close colleagues are Cambridge graduates, e.g. John Barton , Peter Wood , Guy Wolfenden and Trevor Nunn . His first professional engagement was to direct Maugham 's The Letter (Theatre Royal, Windsor, 1953 ). In 1954 he became assistant director and in 1955 , director of the Arts Theatre , London, where he...

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The Companion to Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
393 words

..., Peter ( 1930 – ) English director and *manager . Energetic in directing undergraduate productions at Cambridge, Hall soon became director of the Arts Theatre in London where he mounted the first British production of Waiting for Godot ( 1955 ). After success at the Stratford *Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , he became its artistic director in 1960 and transformed the company into the *Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961 as a permanent ensemble playing in Stratford and London. The repertory included Shakespeare and his contemporaries rescued from...

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Peter Holland

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
558 words

..., Peter ( 1930–  ) English director and manager . Energetic in directing undergraduate productions at Cambridge, Hall soon became director of the Arts Theatre in London where, among other work, he mounted the first British production of Waiting for Godot ( 1955 ). After the success of his productions at the Stratford Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (such as Cymbeline in 1957 ), he was invited to become its artistic director in 1960 . Backed by the board of directors, he transformed the company into the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1961 as a...

Hall, Sir Peter

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Dennis Kennedy

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...founded the Peter Hall Company that year, directing a series of high-profile productions at the Old Vic and elsewhere including The Merchant of Venice ( 1989 ), Hamlet ( 1994 ), and King Lear ( 1997 ). He returned to Stratford for All’s Well That Ends Well ( 1992 ). Increasingly concerned with a conservative approach to verse-speaking, in 2007 he became director emeritus of a new, indoor neo-Elizabethan theatre, the Rose, at Kingston-upon-Thames. Dennis Kennedy Hall, Peter , Peter Hall’s Diaries , ed. John Godwin (1983) Hall, Peter , Making an...

Hall, Peter Adolf

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
128 words

..., Peter Adolf ( 1739–93 ). Swedish miniaturist. He abandoned medical studies to become a painter of miniature portraits, receiving in 1766 a bursary from the Swedish Crown to study in Paris. He developed a novel method of stippling gouache onto an ivory support to produce an almost Impressionistic liveliness. This, combined with the success of his 1768 portrait of The Dauphin and his Brother the Comte d'Artois (ex-Pierpont Morgan Coll.), brought him fashionable patrons and he enjoyed a lucrative career until the French Revolution ruined his trade. ...

Hall, Peter Adolf

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
106 words

..., Peter Adolf ( b Borås, 23 Feb. 1739 ; d Liège, 15 May 1793 ). Swedish portrait painter, active mainly in Paris, where he moved in 1766 . He was most renowned as a miniaturist, but he also made life-size portraits in oils and pastels (his miniatures are very lively in technique, with broader brushwork than is usually found in the medium). Hall quickly became a fashionable success in Paris, but his market was ruined by the Revolution, and he left France destitute in 1791 , moving to Brussels and then Liège. His work is well represented in the...

Hall, Sir Peter

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
124 words

..., Sir Peter ( 1930–2017 ) Director of plays , operas , and films . From 1955 to 1959 Hall ran the Arts Theatre in London, where he directed the British premiere of Waiting for Godot in 1955 . He founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 , laying great emphasis on intelligent verse speaking, and was director of the National Theatre from 1973 to 1988 . He then started his own theatre company, and in 2005 revived Godot as a touring production. He has applied the same classical rigour to Samuel Beckett , Harold Pinter , and Edward Albee ...

Hall, Sir Peter

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A Dictionary of Human Geography

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Human Geography
Length:
82 words

..., Sir Peter ( 1932–2014 ) An influential and prolific British geographer and planner who wrote broadly on urban and regional planning and whose work shaped planning practice globally. In addition to his scholarly research, he acted as a planning and regeneration advisor to the British and other governments. His best-known books, each published in multiple editions, include The World Cities (1st ed. 1966 ), Urban and Regional Planning (1st ed. 1975 ), and Cities of Tomorrow (1st ed. 1988 ). ...

Hall, Peter Gavin

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A Dictionary of Statistics (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

..., Peter Gavin ( 1951–2016 ; b. Sydney, Australia ; d. Melbourne, Australia ) Australian statistician specializing in non-parametric statistics ( see non-parametric test ). In 1974 Hall graduated in mathematical statistics from U Sydney, and in 1976 he obtained both an MSc from ANU and a PhD (supervised by Kingman ) from U Oxford. He held posts at ANU and U Melbourne. He was elected a Fellow of the AAS in 1987 , and FRS in 2001 . He was awarded the Pitman Medal ( see Pitman ) of the SSAI in 1990 , and the Hannan Medal of the AAS in ...

Hall, Sir Peter

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
163 words

..., Sir Peter ( 1930–2017 ) Director of plays, operas, and films . He was born in Suffolk and educated at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. From 1955 to 1959 Hall ran the important Arts Theatre in London, where he directed the British premiere of Waiting for Godot in 1955 . He founded the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960 , laying great emphasis on intelligent verse speaking, and was director of the National Theatre from 1973 to 1988 . His production of Christopher Marlowe 's Tamburlaine opened the new Olivier auditorium there. He then started...

(Sir) Peter Hall

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
89 words

...(Sir) Peter Hall 1930 English theatre director We do not necessarily improve with age: for better or worse we become more like ourselves. Quoted in The Observer (in about 1988). Almost a proverbial expression by this time. In my Eavesdroppings (1981), I quoted this from Miss Bernice Hanison of Haywards Heath: ‘On the London Underground, I heard one of those carrying, well-bred, female voices saying to her companion: “I don't know about you, but as we get older I always find we get more and more like...

Hall, Sir Peter

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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

..., Sir Peter ( 1930–2017 ) Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company 1960–8 , National Theatre 1973–88 , and of the Old Vic 1996–7 . He directed many Shakespeare productions, including, at Stratford-upon-Avon, Love's Labour's Lost ( 1956 ), Cymbeline ( 1957 ), Twelfth Night ( 1958 , etc.), A Midsummer Night's Dream and Coriolanus ( 1959 ), The Two Gentlemen of Verona and (with John Barton ) Troilus and Cressida ( 1960 ), Romeo and Juliet ( 1961 ), The Wars of the Roses (with John Barton , 1963 ), Richard II , 1 and 2...

Hall, Peter [Reginald Frederick]

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The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
114 words

..., Peter [Reginald Frederick] (b. 1939 ), director and manager . One of Great Britain's leading theatre artists, Hall has sent many of his London and Stratford productions, both classics and new works, to America over the past four decades. He was born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, and educated at Cambridge, where he started directing. He has served as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre and has directed for other companies across the English‐speaking world. Among Hall's many credits in the States are The...

Hall, Sir Peter Geoffrey

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
144 words

..., Sir Peter Geoffrey ( 1932-2014 ) English town- planner and academic , his was the vision that promoted the London orbital motorway, Stansted airport in Essex, the development of East London’s derelict docklands, and many other planning schemes. In an unlikely partnership with Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine ( 1933– ) ( Baron Heseltine of Thenford in 2001 ), he played no small part in the creation of an enterprise zone of expanded development along London’s Thames Estuary Corridor, known as Thames Gateway, and championed long-term planning of huge...

Hall, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
56 words

..., Sir Peter Reginald Frederick ( 1930 – ) English theatrical director . He was director of the Royal Shakespeare Company ( 1961–73 ). He directed opera at Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House. His films include Akenfield ( 1974 ). He was director of the National Theatre of Great Britain ( 1973–88 ) and formed the Peter Hall Company in 1987...

Hall, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History
Length:
320 words

..., Sir Peter Reginald Frederick ( 1930–2017 ) British theatre manager and director. He was knighted in 1977 . Born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Hall was educated at St Catherine's College, Cambridge, where he directed a number of university productions. He began his career as director at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, in 1953 . The following year he was appointed assistant director of the Arts Theatre, London, and became director there in 1955 , directing the English premiere of Beckett 's Waiting for Godot ( 1955 ). Hall then founded his own company,...

Hall, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music
Length:
225 words

..., Sir Peter Reginald Frederick ( b Bury St Edmunds , 1930 ; d London , 2017 ) English theatrical producer . Dir., Oxford Playhouse 1954–5 ; man. dir. Royal Shakespeare Co. 1960–8 ; dir., Nat. Th. 1973–88 . Appointed joint dir. CG 1971 , but resigned before taking office. Art. dir. Glyndebourne 1984–90 . First opera prod., Gardner 's The Moon and Sixpence , SW 1957 . Produced Wagner 's Ring at Bayreuth 1983 . His other prin. opera prods. were: CG: Moses und Aron ( 1965 ), Die Zauberflöte ( 1966 ), The Knot Garden ( 1970 , its...

Hall, Sir Peter Reginald Frederick

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
292 words

..., Sir Peter Reginald Frederick ( 1930 – ), English theatre manager and director. He directed his first professional production in 1953 at the Theatre Royal, Windsor. A year later he was in London, at the Arts Theatre , where among other new plays he directed Beckett 's Waiting for Godot ( 1955 ) and Anouilh 's The Waltz of the Toreadors ( 1956 ). He was responsible for an excellent Love's Labour's Lost (also 1956 ) at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre , where he later directed Cymbeline ( 1957 ), Twelfth Night ( 1958 ), A Midsummer Night's...

Peter Hall

Peter Hall  

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(b. 1939), director and manager.One of Great Britain's leading theatre artists, Hall has sent many of his London and Stratford productions, both classics and new works, to America over ...

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