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Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall

© Tom Phillips. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Director of plays, films and opera; Founder and Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (1960–1973), of the National Theatre (1973–1988), former Artistic Director of the Old Vic, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and of his own producing company since 1988. Recent productions include Beckett's Waiting for Godot at the Theatre Royal, Bath, in 2005, fifty years after he directed the English premiere at the Arts Theatre in London.
The polyptych reflects a variety of Hall's productions; the four central panels depict rehearsals of Orpheus Descending.

National Portrait Gallery, London





oil on panel


H 55.8 x W 55.8 cm

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Commissioned, 1991

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