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OBITUARIES

As Barbara Cook lay unconscious in her Manhattan apartment last week, a succession of Broadway stalwarts came to pay tribute at her bedside before...

Born into a theatrical family – her father was the actor Jack Watling, her mother Patricia Hicks – Deborah Watling will be best remembered...

William Hoyland was a distinctive and forceful actor whose career ranged across 50 years, first as a member of Laurence Olivier’s National Theatre in...

Robert Hardy's success on film and television overshadowed a theatrical career that never quite realised the potential his early stage appearances had promised. He will...

A prolific playwright who inherited Arthur Miller’s mantle as the leading American playwright of his generation, Sam Shepard drilled into the dark underbelly of...

There weren’t many areas of the arts and broadcasting in Scotland that Richard Findlay wasn’t involved with or that didn’t benefit from his tireless...

Peter Austin was one of theatre’s unsung backroom stars as manager of West End venue the Prince Edward Theatre and administrator of Littlestar, the production...

David Dean created costume designs for some of the greatest choreographers and directors of the last half-century, held important positions with the London Festival...

At just 5ft 2in tall and weighing 20 stone, for a time in the 1970s Carol Lee Scott advertised herself in The Stage’s directory...

In leading teaching posts with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, the Royal Academy of Music and the Juilliard School in New...

For adults of a certain age, Brian Cant was the personification of children’s television in an era long before the thin gruel of multi-channel...

Reviewing a Manchester University student performance of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II in 1964, The Stage singled out Knight Mantell’s Mortimer as “a nimble figure,...
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