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Royal Mail to issue Shakespeare stamps

On 12 April 2011 The Royal Mail will issue a collection of stamps featuring six images from Royal Shakespeare Company productions to celebrate 50 years of the company’s charter.

The six stamps will feature Antony Sher, Paul Schofield, Chuk Iwuji, Sara Kestelman, Francesca Annis and Ian McKellen in scenes from Henry VI, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest – the 1st Class stamp will feature David Tennant playing Hamlet.

For details of the TV version of the Hamlet production, consult the BUFVC”s Shakespeare database


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