The Life and Death of King John by 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.
  • Three 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

Part of this file is closed under the Data Protection Act 1998 until 01/01/2087.