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50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company (2011)

The 50th anniversary of the Royal Shakespeare Company was marked with the issue of 10 First Class stamps.

The stamps saw six productions take centre stage, including Hamlet, depicting popular actor, David Tenant, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest, amongst others. The stamps each feature a defining scene from an RSC production alongside a famous quote from each play. The stamp issue marks 50 years since Sir Peter Hall founded the RSC. The RSC has staged Shakespeare plays across the UK, and has also taken productions on tour around the UK and worldwide.

Other plays celebrated in the stamp issue include Henry VI, King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.