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Nicholas Hytner

  • Duncan Wu


Nicholas Hytner has been Associate Director at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 1985–89, and subsequently at the Royal National Theatre, 1989–97. He is the director of many distinguished theatrical productions; for the RSC he was responsible for The Tempest (1988) and King Lear (1990); at the National he directed Alan Bennett’s adaptation of The Wind in the Willows (1990) and The Madness of George III (1991). In addition, he has directed operas and musicals — notably Miss Saigon (Drury Lane, 1989; Broadway, 1991) and Carousel (National Theatre, 1992). As a film director he has won plaudits for The Madness of King George (1994), The Crucible (1997), and The Object of My Affection (1998).


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  • Duncan Wu
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  1. 1.St Catherine’s CollegeOxfordUK

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