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Born: March 21, 1925 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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1943:
Made amateur feature-length film "A Sentimental Journey"
1943:
Stage directing debut with "Dr. Faustus" at the Torch Theatre in London
1944:
Made instructional shorts for the British Army
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Served as director of productions, Covent Garden
1949:
Wrote first teleplay, "Box for One" (BBC)
1953:
Feature directing debut, "The Beggar's Opera"
1955:
Composed stage score for "Titus Andronicus"
1962:
Became director of the Royal Shakespeare Company
1963:
Directed, wrote and edited heralded version of "Lord of the Flies"
1966:
Filmed his acclaimed stage version of "Marat/Sade"
1967:
Made short film, "Ride of the Valkyrie"
1968:
Wrote "The Empty Space", a history of theater
1970:
Founded International Center of Theater Research in Paris, France
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Had international hit with unique staging of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
1971:
Directed screen version of "King Lear" starring Paul Scofield
1979:
Wrote and directed "Meetings With Remarkable Men"
1983:
Filmed acclaimed stage production, "La Tragedie de Carmen"
1984:
Scripted "Swann in Love", adapted from Proust's "A la recherche du temps perdu"
1988:
Published first autobiography, "The Shifting Point"
1989:
Adapted and directed "The Mahabharta"; later filmed
1996:
Appeared in Al Pacino's documentary "Looking for Richard"
1997:
Published second memoir, "Threads of Time: Recollections"
2001:
Staged "The Tragedy of Hamlet", starring Adrian Lester

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