Terry Hands Biography (1941-)

Full name, Terence David Hands; born January 9, 1941, in Aldershot, England;son of Joseph Ronald and Luise Bertha (Kohler) Hands; married Josephine Barstow, 1964 (divorced, 1967); married Ludmila Mikael, 1974 (divorced, 1980); married Julia Lintott, 1988; children: (second marriage) Andrea-Marina; (third marriage) two sons. Addresses: Office--Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6BB, England.

Nationality
English
Gender
Male
Birth Details
January 9, 1941
Aldershot, England

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR,EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED The Importance of Being Earnest, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, 1964-66.
  • Look Back in Anger, Everyman Theatre, 1964-66.
  • Richard III, Everyman Theatre, 1964-66.
  • Fando and Lis, Everyman Theatre, 1964-66.
  • The Four Seasons, Everyman Theatre, 1964-66.
  • The Criminals, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Aldwych Theatre, London,1967.
  • Pleasure and Repentance, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1967.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, England, then Aldwych Theatre, 1968.
  • The Latent Heterosexual, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1968.
  • Pericles, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1969.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1969.
  • Women Beware Women, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1969.
  • Bartholomew Fair, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1969.
  • Richard II, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1970.
  • The Merchant of Venice, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1971.
  • Man of Mode, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1971.
  • The Balcony, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1971.
  • The Merchant of Venice, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1972.
  • Murder in the Cathedral, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1972.
  • Richard III, Comedie Francaise, Paris, then Avignon Festival, Avignon, France, both 1972, later Aldwych Theatre, 1973.
  • Romeo and Juliet, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1973.
  • Cries from Casement, RSC, Other Place Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon, 1973.
  • The Bewitched, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1974.
  • Pericles, Comedie Francaise, 1974.
  • The Actor, RSC, 1974.
  • Henry V, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, then Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, both 1976.
  • Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Aldwych Theatre, 1976.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then AldwychTheatre, 1976.
  • Old World, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1976.
  • Twelfth Night, Comedie Francaise, 1976.
  • Otelo (opera), Paris Opera, Paris, 1976.
  • Le Cid, Comedie Francaise, 1977.
  • Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, 1977, later Aldwych Theatre, 1978.
  • Coriolanus, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then in Newcastle-on- Tyne, 1977, later Aldwych Theatre, 1978.
  • Henry V, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1977, then Aldwych Theatre, 1978.
  • Murder in the Cathedral, Comedie Francaise, 1978.
  • Troilus and Cressida, Burgtheatre, Vienna, Austria, 1978.
  • The Changeling, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1978.
  • Children of the Sun, RSC, Aldwych Theatre, 1979.
  • As You Like It, Burgtheatre, 1979.
  • Parsifal (opera), Royal Opera, Covent Garden, London, 1979.
  • Twelfth Night, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1979, then Aldwych Theatre, 1980.
  • As You Like It, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1980, then Aldwych Theatre, 1981.
  • Richard II, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1980, then Aldwych Theatre, 1981.
  • Richard III, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1980, then Aldwych Theatre,1981.
  • Women Beware Women, Teatro Stabile di Genova, Genoa, Italy, 1981.
  • Arden of Faversham, RSC, Other Place Theatre, 1982, then Barbican Theatre, 1983.
  • Poppy, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1982, then Adelphi Theatre, London, 1983.
  • Much Ado about Nothing, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1982, then Barbican Theatre, London, 1983, later Gershwin Theatre, New York City, 1984.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (also see below), RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1983, then Gershwin Theatre, 1985.
  • Red Noses, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1985.
  • Othello, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Barbican Theatre, 1985.
  • The Winter's Tale, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1986.
  • Scenes from a Marriage, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1986.
  • Julius Caesar, RSC, 1987; and lighting designer, Carrie, RSC, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, then Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1988.
  • (With John Barton) Coriolanus, RSC, 1989.
  • Tamburlaine the Great, RSC, Barbican Theatre, 1992.
  • Arden of Faversham, Schauspielhaus, Zurich, Switzerland, 1992.
  • Also directed Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Troilus and Cressida, 1981; Romeo and Juliet, 1989; Singer, 1989; Love's Labour's Lost, 1990; and The Seagull, 1990. Directed Buffalo Bill at Recklinghausen, 1992, and Simon Boccanegra in Bremen, Germany, 1992.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • The Proposal, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), British cities, 1966.
  • The Second Shepherd's Play, RSC, British cities, 1966.
  • The Dumb Waiter, RSC, British cities, 1967.
  • Pleasure and Repentance, RSC, British cities, 1967.
  • Under Milkweed, RSC, British cities, 1967.
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC, Japanese cities, 1970.
  • The Merchant of Venice, RSC, British cities, 1972.
  • The Actor, Australian cities, 1974.
  • Henry V, RSC, British, European, and U.S. cities, 1976.
  • Coriolanus, RSC, European cities, 1979.
  • Much Ado about Nothing, European and U.S. cities, 1984.
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, U.S. cities, 1984.
  • Credits; TELEVISION WORK; DIRECTOR
  • Cyrano de Bergerac (play), Bravo, 1994.
  • Also directed televised version of the opera Otelo, 1978.
  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
  • "Living Shakespeare: A Year with the RSC," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1992.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • Recordings include Murder in the Cathedral, 1976.
  • Writings;PLAYS
  • Pleasure and Repentance, RSC, 1967, published, 1976.
  • (Translator, with Barbara Wright) Jean Genet, The Balcony, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Aldwych Theatre, London, 1971.
  • (Editor with Sally Beauman) Henry V, Aldwych Theatre, then Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Theatre, Brooklyn, NY, both 1976.
  • Contributor to theatre journals.

Further Reference

PERIODICALS

  • New York Times, January 6, 1985.

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