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Peter Hall, 86, Founder Of Royal Shakespeare Company And Leading Stage Director

"Mr. Hall was long acknowledged as the leader and prime defender of a profession whose artistic health was often imperiled by financial cutbacks and political hostility in the second half of the 20th century. That the period was regarded as one of the theater's greatest made his achievement all the more considerable. As a director, […]
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