The Life and Death of King Johnby William Shakespeare, Swan Theatre Stratford, 2006

Scope and Content

Folders contain the following:


  • Emails from colleagues to Rourke regarding King John poetry, dated Apr 2006.
  • Emails from colleague to Rourke regarding cue lists, dated Jul 2006.
  • Email from Shakespeare scholar to Rourke offering help, dated Aug 2006.
  • Email concerning Rourke's live interview on the BBC's Today Programme, dated Aug 2006.


  • Technical schedules and cues, dated 2006.
  • Storyboard sheet, 2006.
  • Cast lists, dated 2006.
  • List of performance dates, dated Nov 2005.
  • Contextual research, dated Nov 2005.
  • Programme for Royal Shakespeare Company Festival, dated April 2006.
  • Four production notebooks featuring extensive rehearsal and schedule notes, undated. One also features notes for The New Statesman , undated.
  • Extensive preview notes, undated.
  • Rehearsal notes, undated.
  • Photo-call notes sheet, undated.
  • To-do list, undated.
  • Rhetoric Workshop and language excersise notes, undated.
  • King John research, undated.

This production ran from 27 July - 10 Oct 2006.

Administrative / Biographical History

As part of the RSC Complete Works season Rourke directed this new version of William Shakespeare's The Life and Death of King John .

Conditions Governing Access

Access to part of this file is restricted until 01 Jan 2087.