Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) stamps, issued on 12 April, highlights six productions from the past five decades, reflecting the wide range of work produced by the company. The productions featured include Hamlet, The Tempest, Henry VI, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While a four-stamp miniature sheet features the RSC's theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

In 1961 Sir Peter Hall founded the RSC. Now fifty years on, the company marks its anniversary in April with a 50th birthday season of new productions designed specially for its recently transformed Stratford-upon-Avon home and the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre trust stage.

Over the past 50 years the RSC has staged Shakespeare plays, classical and new, not only in its Stratford home, but also in London, Newcastle upon Tyne and on tour across the UK and worldwide.


2011 (April 12 2011)
Commemorative

Designed by hat-trick design
Size 35mm (h) x 35mm (v)
Printed by Walsall Security Printers
Print Process Gravure
Perforations 14.5 x 14.5
Phosphor All Over
Gum PVA

Stamps

Royal Shakespeare Company 1st Stamp (2011) Hamlet

Hamlet

1st
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Hamlet played by David Tennant in 2008


Royal Shakespeare Company 66p Stamp (2011) The Tempest

The Tempest

66p
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Prospero played by Antony Sher in 2009


Royal Shakespeare Company 68p Stamp (2011) Henry VI

Henry VI

68p
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Henry VI played by Chuk Iwuji in 2006


Royal Shakespeare Company 76p Stamp (2011) King Lear

King Lear

76p
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Lear featuring Paul Schofield in 1962


Royal Shakespeare Company £1.00 Stamp (2011) A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

£1.00
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The fairy queen Titania played by Sara Kestelman in 1970


Royal Shakespeare Company £1.10 Stamp (2011) Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

£1.10
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The doomed lovers played by Ian McKellen and Francesca Annis in 1976


Royal Shakespeare Company 1st Stamp (2011) Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Company

1st
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Size 41mm (h) x 30mm (v)
Royal Shakespeare Company 68p Stamp (2011) Swan Theatre

Swan Theatre

68p
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Size 41mm (h) x 30mm (v)
Royal Shakespeare Company 76p Stamp (2011) The Courtyard

The Courtyard

76p
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Size 41mm (h) x 30mm (v)
Royal Shakespeare Company £1.00 Stamp (2011) The Other Place

The Other Place

£1.00
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Size 41mm (h) x 30mm (v)

Presentation Pack

Presentation Pack Cover

First Day Cover

First Day Cover Insert

Miniature Sheet

Designed by Hat-trick
Printed by Cartor Security Print
Print Process Lithography
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Size 115mm (h) x 89mm (v)

For the miniature sheet, each Stratford theatre featured is represented by a collage based upon the concept of the individual theatre’s stage, including actors and theatrical scenery.


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