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Alfred Burke

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  • Interviewees

    Burke, Alfred, 1918-2011 (male)

  • Interviewers

    Harris, Kate, 1981- (speaker, female)

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    Alfred Burke, actor, on his memories of the Old Vic during the 1930s; training at RADA in 1937; repertory theatre; Arts Council tours; the Young Vic, George Devine and Michel Saint Denis; the Library Theatre, Manchester; new writing; Birmingham Rep; memories of directors; impressions of John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Ion Swinley; impact of early television; censorship.

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