Thursday 13 January 2011

April 2011 - Royal Shakespeare Company 50 years

2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s charter

Royal Mail have now released the designs of the set and miniature sheet.  Note that the face values have changed (details below).

Set of 6 


1st Class – Hamlet
The stamp shows former Dr Who David Tennant as Hamlet from 2008.
66p (58p) – The Tempest
Antony Sher plays Prospero in the 2009 production.
68p (60p) – Henry VI
Chuk Iwuji plays Henry VI in the 2006 production.
76p (67p) – King Lear
A classic shot of Paul Schofield as Lear from 1962.
£1.00 (88p) – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sara Kestleman plays the fairy queen Titania from 1970.
£1.10 (97p) – Romeo and Juliet
Ian McKellan and Francesca Annis play the doomed lovers from 1976.

Miniature Sheet
The Miniature Sheet comprises of four stamps showing a collage of the four theatres from the
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon campus against a background based upon
the concept of the stage, with actors and theatrical scenery.

New values: 1st class, 67p, 76p, £1.00

Date of Issue: 12 April 2011

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