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Michael Langham Biography (1919-)
Born August 22, 1919, in Bridgwater, England; son of Seymour and Muriel Andrews (Speed) Langham; married Helen Burns (a director). Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
- Birth Details
- August 22, 1919
- Bridgwater, England
- FIRST STAGE WORK--Director, Twelfth Night, Arts Council Midland Theatre Company, Coventry, U.K., 1946.
- FIRST LONDON STAGE WORK--Director, The Gay Invalid, Garrick Theatre, 1951.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare MemorialTheatre, Stratford-on-Avon, U.K., 1950.
- Pygmalion, Embassy Theatre, London, 1951.
- Richard III (French adaptation), Theatre de Galeries, Brussels, Belgium,1951.
- Othello, Old Vic Company, Berlin Theatre Festival, Germany, then Old VicTheatre, London, both 1951.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor (Dutch translation), Haagsche Comedie Theatre,The Hague, 1952.
- The Other Heart, Old Vic Theatre, 1952.
- Witch Errant, Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland, 1954.
- Richard III, University of Western Australia, Australia, 1953.
- The Beggar's Opera, Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, 1954.
- Diary of a Scoundrel, Meeting at Night, and When We Were Married, all Crest Theatre, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1955.
- Hamlet, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1956.
- Henry V, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1956.
- Two Gentlemen of Verona, Old Vic Theatre, 1957, then Phoenix Theatre, NewYork City, 1958.
- The Broken Jug, Phoenix Theatre, 1958.
- The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Company, ShakespeareMemorial Theatre, 1960.
- A Midsummer Night's Dream, Old Vic Theatre, 1960.
- Much Ado about Nothing, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1961; andorra, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Love's Labour's Lost and Timon of Athens, both Shakespeare Quartercentenary Programme, Chichester Theatre Festival, Chichester, U.K., 1964.
- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- The Way of the World, National Theatre, London, 1969.
- Julius Caesar and Coriolanus, both New York Shakespeare Festival, PublicTheatre, New York City, 1979.
- Twelfth Night, The Acting Company, American Place Theatre, New York City,1982.
- Also directed with the American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA,1982-83.
- DIRECTOR, ALL WITH THE STRATFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL, STRATFORD, ON, CANADA,UNLESS INDICATED Julius Caesar, 1955.
- The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1956.
- Henry V, 1956.
- Hamlet, 1957.
- Henry IV, Part I, and Much Ado about Nothing, both 1958.
- Romeo and Juliet, 1960.
- Coriolanus and Love's Labour's Lost, both 1961.
- Two Programs of Shakespearean Comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, and Cyranode Bergerac, all 1962.
- Troilus and Cressida and Timon of Athens, both 1963.
- Love's Labour's Lost, Timon of Athens, King Lear, and The Country Wife, all 1964.
- (co-director) Henry V and The Last of the Tsars, both 1966.
- Antony and Cleopatra, 1967.
- School for Scandal, 1970.
- Also directed during the 1982-84 seasons.
- DIRECTOR, ALL WITH THE TYRONE GUTHRIE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS,MN A Play by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1970.
- Cyrano de Bergerac, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Diary of a Scoundrel, all 1971.
- The Relapse and Oedipus the King, both 1972.
- Oedipus the King and The Merchant of Venice, both 1973.
- King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, and The School for Scandal, all 1974.
- Private Lives, 1975.
- Measure for Measure, The Winter's Tale, and The Matchmaker, all 1976.
- (co-director) The National Health, She Stoops to Conquer, and Design forLiving, all 1977.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK; SPECIALS
- Director (with Nick Havinga), The School for Scandal, PBS, 1975.
- Also director, The Affliction of Love, 1963.
- (Adaptor) Two Programs of Shakespeare's Comedy, 1962.
- The Affliction of Love, 1963.
- (adaptor) Cyrano de Bergerac, 1963.
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