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John Percy Burrell
by Karl Pollakchlorobromide print on card mount, circa 194815 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (398 mm x 300 mm) image sizePurchased, 1969NPG x15005
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Mr A J Gibberd
09 March 2017, 09:13
John Percy Burrell (b. 6 May 1910 Nainital, Uttarakhand, India; d. 28 September 1972 Champaign, Illinois, USA). He Married Margaret Souttar (Artist b.1914, d.1987) on the 6 August 1936. Burrell was an English theatre director (including Old Vic, London) and later moved to USA and directed on Broadway. "He was a founder of the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy at Stratford, Connecticut, where he also taught acting, and which opened its first season in July 1955. He was then executive artistic director for CBS TV in New York, and was credited with revolutionizing design on television. His final post was as a drama professor at the University of Illinois".
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