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William Gaskill Biography (1930-)
Born June 24, 1930, in Shipley, Yorkshire, England; son of Joseph Linnaeus and Maggie (Simpson) Gaskill. Addresses: OFFICE--124a Leighton Road, London NW5, England.
Mr. Gaskill informs CTFT that he worked as a male nurse, a baker, and as a factory worker prior to his directing career.
- Birth Details
- June 24, 1930
- Shipley, Yorkshire, England
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR; LONDON,EXCEPT AS NOTED
- FIRST STAGE WORK--Director, The First Mrs. Fraser, Redcar Theatre, Yorkshire, England, 1954.
- LONDON DEBUT--Director, A Resounding Tinkle, Royal Court Theatre, 1957.
- Assistant director and played role of Quack, The Country Wife, Theatre Royal, Stratford, 1955.
- The Hawthorn Tree, Q Theatre, 1955.
- Epitaph for George Dillon, 1958.
- double bill, A Resounding Tinkle and The Hole, 1958.
- Brixham Regatta, 1958.
- The Deadly Game, New York, 1958.
- The Happy Haven, 1960.
- Richard III, Stratford-on-Avon, 1961.
- Infanticide in the House of Fred Ginger, 1962.
- Baal, 1963.
- With the National Theatre of Great Britain: The Recruiting Officer, 1963,Philoctetes, The Dutch Courtesan, also at Chichester Festival, both 1964, Mother Courage, 1965, co-director, Armstrong's Last Goodnight, also at Chichester Festival, 1965.
- With the English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre: Saved, 1965, AChaste Maid in Cheapside, 1966, co-director, The Performing Giant, 1966, Their Very Own, Golden City, and Macbeth, all 1966, The Three Sisters, 1967; Fill the Stage with Happy Hours at the Vaudeville Theatre, 1967, Early Morning,1968, Saved, Early Morning, and The Double Dealer, all 1969; "Come," "Go," and "Play," Beckett 3 (triple bill), Theatre Upstairs, 1970, Cheek, 1970, Man Is Man and Edward Bond's Lear, 1971, Big Wolf, 1972, The Sea, 1973.
- With Joint Stock Theatre Group (co-director with Max Stafford- Clark): The Speakers, 1974, Fanshem, 1975, Yesterday's News, 1976, A Mad World, My Masters, 1977, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, 1978, An Optimistic Thrust,1980, The Crimes of Vautrin, 1983.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS AND INDEPENDENT PRODUCTIONS; DIRECTOR
- Hadrian VII, Hamburg, Germany, 1969.
- The Beaux Stratagem, National Theatre and U.S. tour, 1970.
- Measure for Measure, Exeter, 1972.
- Lear, Munich, Germany, 1973.
- Galileo, Hamburg, Germany, 1973.
- Snap, The Kitchen, Brussels, 1974.
- Love's Labour's Lost, Sydney, Australia, 1974.
- The Government Inspector, Edinburgh Festival, 1975.
- King Oedipus and Oedipus at Colonus, Dubrovnik, 1976.
- The Madras House, National Theatre, 1977.
- The Barber of Seville, Wales, 1977.
- La Boheme, Wales, 1977.
- A Fair Quarrel, National Theatre, 1979.
- The Gorky Brigade, Royal Court Theatre, 1979.
- Touched and Tibetan Inroads, Royal Court Theatre, 1981.
- Hamlet, Sydney, Australia, 1981.
- Pericles, Genoa, Italy, 1982.
- She Stoops to Counquer, London, 1982.
- The Entertainer, New York, 1983.
- The Relapse, London, 1983.
- Rents, London, 1984.
- The Way of the World, Chichester Festival, and London, 1984.
- Candida, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1985.
- Women Beware Women, Royal Court Theatre, 1986.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Director, Zoo Time, BBC.
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