22.12.03. Reviews of Keepers of the
Flame from the Metro of 11.11.03, and
The Stage of 18.12.03.
13.12.03. I supose it is unnecessary
to point out that Return of the King is opening on 17th December,
but - it is!
29.11.03. Previews for Foyle's War.
28.11.03. Snippet up on the ICA reading in
27.11.03. Visitor review of
Keepers of the Flame - thank you,
Review of Keepers of the Flame from the TLS.
14.11.03. David Ward
Recommends / from The Northern - the
Guardian online. He seems to imply that Alan has only just reappeared on stage
since leaving the RSC in 1982! Where has Mr Ward been in the last 14
Review from the Guardian added. Also
review from the Northern Echo. Update on
Foyle's War II plus
10.11.03. Picture added to
FT review. Also added Peter Lathan's
review from the
British Theatre Guide
Foyles War II - Alan is in episode 3!
10.11.03. Reviews from the
Times and the FT added.
7.11.03. Review from the Newcastle
6.11.03. First review for Keepers of the Flame from the
6.11.03. Interview with Trevor Fox on Entertainment
North East website. First rumour of a transfer to the Swan Theatre, Stratford,
4.11.03. Foyle's War series 2 airs from 16.11.03.
Alan is in episode 1,Fifty Ships. The link will take you to the
production shots from Granada Media on the Michael Kitchen
29.10.03. Interview with David Rintoul
in the Newcastle Journal - RSC go Live.
Tidied up the Keepers of the
Flame section generally!
28.10.03. Interview with Sean O'Brien in the
Newcastle Journal. Also a link to an
with Laura Norton who plays Lisa in Keepers.
24.10.13. New additions: Article on
Hamlet; review of As You Like It; A piece of unknown
origin - possibly the Manchester Guardian - about the Benefit for
22.10.03. Review of Pygmalion, Observer, 12.4.92 and
review from the Daily Mail,
21.10.03. Review of
Pygmalion, Daily Telegraph,
19.10.03. Improved La Grande Magia page - one small picture
17.10.03. Article from The Independent on Sunday,
Re-Enter Stage Right, 17.5.92.
8.10.03. The new series of
Foyle's War begins on the week beginning 11.11.03.
3.10.03. Alan will be in Foyle's
War II, scheduled to be shown in November 2003.
1.10.03. Behind the Scenes at
Keepers of the
29.9.03. RSC announce the casting for
Keepers of the
Flame on their website.
25.9.03. Piece on
Notorious Woman, TV,
20.9.03. Information on
Sean O'Brien added.
18.9.03.Official synopsis of
Keepers of the Flame
17.9.03. More information on
Keepers of the Flame.
15.9.03. News from Live Theatre,
Newcastle. Alan is to lead the cast of Keepers of
the Flame. It runs 4th to 30th November, 2003 as part of the RSC
Newcastle season . The RSC season opens with Keepers of the Flame on 4th
November and finishes on 6th December.
11.9.03. Review of
Death In Holy Orders. New link
The homepage has links to various actor sites posted by a specialist dealer in
theatre memorabilia - for those collectors out there!
6.9.03. Added to Macbeth
section Article / What's On London,
3.9.03. Two pictures from
Death In Holy Orders
17.8.03. Death In Holy Orders goes out
on Saturday 23rd August at 9.05 pm BBC1 and continues on Sunday 24th at 8.30
15.8.03. Message from the BBC on
'Death in Holy Orders'. They plan to show it "sometime between the 23rd and the
29th August" but have not finalised which days!
25.3.03. Production images from
Henry V added, also, two general
ones from Henry V 1966. Added
Henry VI Part I,
Part II and
Part III images.
24.3.03. Production images of
Macbeth from the RNT 1993
production - from the Performing Arts website. Also, images for
Henry IV Part I and
Henry IV Part II.
23.3.03. Other picture links:
A Midsummer Night's Dream,
King Lear 1997
22.3.03. Links to some of the images
on the Performing Arts site added to Antony and
Cleopatra and As You Like
It Use browser back button to return to this site. Other picture
links will be added.
22.3.03. New website on Michael
Pennington has gone online. Designed by Mary Hunwicks, it looks as if it is
going to be a valuable addition to actor sites. Check it out at
I've added it to the Links page for future reference.
Arts database Go to browse and the theatre archive section.
Designing Shakespeare is excellent - all sorts of production photographs going
back to the early 1960s. Lots of Alan! Feste - the RSC database is also
accessed from this site.
21.3.03. Article by Sally B on
My Hols. The Sunday Times,
21.3.03.Henry VI as a trilogy reviews.
Observer review of Henry IV Part
19.3.03. Check out latest news on
Death in Holy
18.3.03. Guardian article:
Howard lets the Good times roll,
16.3.03. Some information about
Soup, the film!
15.3.03. More information about La Grande Magia, with extra reviews and
more on Wild Oats.
14.3.03. Reviews of
Henry VI, Part II from the Times,
Telegraph and Financial Times. Review of Henry
VI, Part III from the Daily Telegraph.
9.3.03. Review of
Henry VI, Part I. from the
Telegraph, and a contrasting review from
the London Evening Standard. Review of Henry IV,
Part II from The Listener, July 1975.
2.3.03. Article from the London
Evening Standard, The New Lion, October
1978 added. Richard II, 1965, Information
added. Also a pictorial comparison of
the same moment from the 1965 and the 1980 productions.
27.2.03. Sally news! She will be at the Oxford Literary
23.2.03. Additional reviews for
Henry IV Part One.
Winding up, the elastic band, Evening
Standard, 1984; Alan Breaks Back,
Evening Standard, 1985.
9.2.03. Daily Telegraph, 1975, review
of Henry V, also Observer review and Daily Telegraph 1976, added to
Henry V corner.
9.2.03. Article: Times (USA) 23/4/76:
Alan Howard, The Man Who Would Be King
Henry (Richard Elder). Also an article from the San Francisco
Chronicle, RSC Method Actor
Explains, March 1969; report on the London transfer of Henry V.
4.2.03. Sally news!
BBC R4 Book Club
announcement for June 2003: Sally Beauman, author
of 'Rebecca's Tale', discusses Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca at the Daphne du
Maurier festival in Cornwall. Recording: Friday 16 May 2003. Transmission: 4pm
Sunday 1 June 2003 BBC R4. Repeated: 4pm Thursday 5 June 2003.
4.2.03. Tweaked the family pages to
make them easier to navigate! New page on Henry
2.2.03. Two new Dublin reviews of
Dr. Faustus from the Irish tour in
1.2.03. The Belgrade Theatre
production of Julius Caesar added
to the Shakespeare list and given a corner! Review from The Coventry Evening
Telegraph, 4.3.1959 added. Review.
31.1.03. Article from the Daily
Express, 20.4.77. One more crown for the king of
kings. The article appeared in the London edition and in the
Manchester edition with slightly different
texts, so both are in!
31.1.03. Production Information for
A Midsummer Night's Dream,
1964, and The Merchant of Venice,
31.1.03. Article: London stage giant Alan Howard shelves Shakespeare to
play a Nazi for the 'Good' of Broadway New York Sunday Magazine,
27.1.03. Production Information on
King Lear, 1997. Rehearsal picture
26.1.03. Production Information on
Passed/Failed: 'I often dream about
Girton'. An education in the life of writer Sally Beauman. The
7.8.03. New link to
5.8.03. Happy birthday
3.8.03. More information on
Soup - with thanks to George Tiffin
for the information and picture.
25.7.03. Happy birthday to Sally B!
Reported in The Guardian - as usual - the only broadsheet not to publish
5.7.03. Picture added to Guardian
4.7.03. Guardian and Evening Standard
reviews of Flight
29.6.03. Times review of
Flight, accessed from the main review
Link to the BBC Drama Website and press pack added to Death in
Holy Orders page. Also a cast list. The Times reports that it will 'be
broadcast in late August'.
26.6.03. Death In Holy Orders - Martin Shaw stars as
Adam Dalgliesh. - July or August 2003, BBC ONE.
22.6.03. Review of
Flight / Time Out,
15.6.03. Review of
Dakota Road / Time Out
7.6.03. Review of
7.6.03. Article - The revels are in hand and touring - Sunday
Telegraph Colour Supplement, 9.3.73.
18.5.03. Article on Sally Beauman from The Independent,
27.4.94. (Added by special request!)
11.5.03. Additions to the King
Lear part of Playing Shakespeare. Article - Howard's way is an electric acting style,
in the Newcastle Journal, 1.5.96.
5.5.03. Addition to Old Vic history!
Article in the Daily Telegraph,
10.3.97. Also the last two Oedipus reviews for the moment - both of the
transfer to London - from the Daily
Telegraph and the Guardian.
4.5.03. Review of the radio
3.5.03. A new section - more?! - on
the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic with
extra reviews of Godot and a new article
from the Guardian on Waiting for Godot. I thought the history of the Old
Vic experiment was interesting and worth putting on record - you don't have to
go there if you don't want to!
1.5.03. Article on the Old Vic King Lear.
27.4.03. Interview in the Telegraph about King Lear,
3.9.97. With a snappy and wonderfully original title!
25.4.03. Review of the Oedipus Plays at the Olivier added to
the Oedipus Plays section.
24.4.03. Extracts from Barbara
Hodgdon, The End Crowns All: Closure and Contradiction in Shakespeare's
History (Princeton UP: Princeton NJ, 1991) on Henry IV, Part I and
Henry IV, Part II and Alan on
The Bewitched, from Flourish, the RSC
Two Actors: article by
Sheridan Morley in Plays and Players, September 1969. (The other actor was
Leonard Rossiter) Big re-arrangement of the Sally Beauman pages - hopefully
some order among the former slight chaos! New article from the Cambridge Alumni
Magazine (CAM) / No. 37 / Michaelmas Term 2002: My
time at Cambridge (thanks go to JB Pick for the
13.4.03. Troilus and Cressida on the radio -
information and review - thanks to Mary Hunwicks, who saved me some work here!
Also a set of new reviews and an article on The
Oedipus Plays accessed from the main Oedipus page.
10.4.03. Sally news.
6.4.03. Bulgarian review of
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are
Dead from Kultura Weekly, 7.6.96. Article from the Sheffield
Evening Telegraph, 29.4.70 - 'One of the bloody
heroes' takes on Hamlet. Article from the Guardian,
Howards Beginnings, 9.11.68.
Quote on playing Henry V from the Jewish
Echo, 2.7.76. Production information on the recording of
Troylus and Cressida, 1962.
Information on The
5.4.03. New articles -
Alan waits for buzz - from the Newcastle
Evening Chronicle, 27.1.78, and the Observer /25/11/90: On the day he slams the front door, wear red for danger
A day in the life of Alan Howard (alias Prince
Hal and Henry V) Stephen Fay, Sunday Times,
29.3.03. Check news on
26.3.03. Production images from
Much Ado About Nothing,
Troilus and Cressida,
Richard III and
24.1.03. Daniell article
Conclusion. Information about the
One Ring from the extended
23.1.03. Part Three of the Daniell article is up and
linked. There is a conclusion/closer look at certain points referred to in the
text to go up - probably on Friday!
19.1.03. Part Two of the Daniell article is up and
linked. Also some images of Henry VI Part
Two from a magazine article - there do not seem to be any on the
RSC website to link to!
18.1.03. Article by David Daniell on
Opening up the Henry VI Plays in Performance, from the 'Themes in Drama'
series, vol. 1, Drama and Society, (C.U.P., 1979). This is split
into sections as it is long! The Introduction
and Henry VI Part One sections are
up, Parts Two and Three to follow.
13.1.03. Pictures for
King Lear, 1968.
11.1.03. Information for
Measure for Measure and
11.1.03. Pictures for
9.1.03. Pictures for
Pictures for Much Ado About
6.1.03. Production Information for
Hamlet Pictures for
6.1.03. Pictures for
Antony and Cleopatra
5.1.03. Prouction Information for
As You Like It
5.1.03. Pictures for
A Midsummer Night's Dream and
As You Like It
4.1.03. Pictures for
Richard II and
3.1.03. Improvements to
As You Like It - Splitting the critics
page! Plus a spelling correction!!
3.1.03. Pictures for
Henry V added. Also:
Henry IV Part II,
Henry VI Part III,
Henry VI Part I
2.1.03. New pictures being added for
Shakespeare plays. First up, Hamlet and Henry IV Part I. All images are accessed
from the RSC website pictures and
exhibitions - well worth a visit - and you will need to return using the
browser back button!
Pictures added for Comus, As You Like
It, The Ride Across Lake
Constance, The Balcony and
The Black and White Minstrels - with
thanks to Marion!