Ref NoBTC44
TitleJohn Burrell papers
DescriptionThe collection contains material from John Burrell's time at the London Old Vic: production photographs; correspondence; prompt book; minutes etc.
Datec.1930s - 1970s
AdminHistoryJohn Percy Burrell (1910 - 1972) was an English theatre director. He was educated at Shrewsbury School (in Shropshire, England, UK) and he led a successful theatre career. He was appointed as a co-director of the Old Vic Theatre (in London, England, UK) with Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson in 1948.

He later moved to the USA and worked on Broadway, New York. and was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy at Stratford, Connecticut, where he also taught acting, and which opened its first season in July 1955. He was then executive artistic director for CBS TV in New York, and was credited with revolutionizing design on television. His final post was as a drama professor at the University of Illinois. [wikipedia]
ArrangementThis collection is uncatalogued and so remains in the form of the original accessions.
Extent3 boxes
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