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ALS from Max Stafford-Clark to Alan Rickman, Laid In to A Traitor's Kiss ALS from Max Stafford-Clark to Alan Rickman, Laid In to A Traitor's Kiss
[RICKMAN, ALAN] [STAFFORD CLARK, Max] O'TOOLE, Fintan

ALS from Max Stafford-Clark to Alan Rickman, Laid In to A Traitor's Kiss

London: Granta, 1997

ALS: Out of Joint card, illustrated with a scene from its production of Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Book: 8vo, pp. 516. Original illiustrated stiff paper wrappers.

ALS FROM MAX STAFFORD-CLARK TO ALAN RICKMAN, 17 MARCH 1999, THANKING HIM FOR HIS HELP AND PRESENTING THE BOOK.

Max Stafford-Clark was Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre from 1979 until 1993. Primarily a writers' theatre, under Stafford-Clark's management the Royal Court was responsible for developing the careers of Hanif Kureshi, Andrea Dunbar and Jim Cartwright, among many others. But in the early 1980s Stafford-Clark was also responsible for revitalising a young and disillusioned Alan Rickman. He took him to the Court, cast him in Aphra Behn's The Lucky Chance and Chekhov's The Seagull, and while he was there provided him with both the aesthetic and the working practice which would underpin the rest of his career. In an interview given more than thirty years later, Rickman said: 'The Royal Court is where I found out who I was.'

Here though, the conversation is a little more parochial:

'Dear Alan, I did write to Emma Thompson about [Max's daughter] Kitty and Camden Girls School and she got us an interview with the headmaster. And Kitty's now got a place there for next year... so I'm profoundly grateful for your help. Here's a book you might enjoy. I had no idea Sheridan was such a fascinating figure. Too many Chichester productions have trivialised his reputation. Thanks again. Love Max'.

Both the card and book are very well preseverd.

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