TITLE: BRIEF LIVES
FORMAT: 20 x 12.5 inches
VENUE: CRITERION theatre, London.
PRODUCTION CREDITS: Roy Dotrice. Adapted and directed by Patrick Garland.
NOTES: Roy Dotrice took a step to Guinness world record fame on 25 February 1969, when the award-winning actor opened in Brief Lives at the Criterion. His 400 performances at this venue, combined with other touring credits, saw Dotrice claim a world record for most solo performances with a total of 1,782. Brief Lives had premiered two years earlier at the Hampstead theatre and spent two seasons on Broadway before making its West End bow at the Criterion. Dotrice' in what is regarded by some to be one of the best ever West End acting performances, played 17th century gossip John Aubrey, who shared his views and titbits of information about many important Elizabethan figures with the audience. Among those remembered anecdotally were OLIVER Cromwell, William Shakespeare, Walter Raleigh and Elizabeth I. The piece was adapted by Patrick Garland from The Memoirs, Miscellanies, Letters And Jottings Of John Aubrey. Design by Russell James Associates.
CONDITION: Grade A. Rolled (but has been stored flat since new). Some creasing, else very good/near fine.