Honorary Citizen of Austin, Texas (1979)


Hon. Temp. Fellow of Theatre Studies, Lancaster University (1979)


Dorothy F. Schmidt Chair Emeritus, Theatre, Florida Atlantic University (1987, 1998, 2005/6; previous incumbents: Edward Albee, Joshua Logan, Zoe Caldwell, Olympia Dukakis)



Past and Ongoing Guest Teaching Posts in Theatre and Music

(1973 - Present)


1982 - Present

Regular guest workshop director at the London, Birmingham and Manchester Actors’ Professional Centres


2011- 2012

Consultant and lecturer, Shakespeare and Renaissance studies, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier


2005 - 2007

Director and Shakespeare tutor at the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique, Montpellier


1987, 1998, 2005/6

Honorary Eminent Chair in Theatre, Florida Atlantic University; post previously held by Edward Albee


1986 - 2006

3 times Dorothy F. Schmidt Chair Emeritus in Theatre, Florida Atlantic University


1996 - 2007

Various ongoing senior management training consultancies to Industry

(e.g. Boots Pharmaceuticals, Tate & Lyle, Schroder Ventures, J.M. & A., Granada TV)


1986 - 2008

Director of various courses at the annual BADA Midsummer in Oxford Programme, Balliol College, Oxford



Lecturer in Restoration Theatre/Acting Styles, Florida State University Professional Programme, London



Lecturer, Acting Styles/Shakespeare, British American Drama Academy, London


1996 - 2002

Shakespeare Tutor, Marymount programme (American Drama conservatories), London



Delivered the British Association of Head Librarians Annual Lecture

(subject: “Abridging and Recording Classics for Audio Books”)


1992 - 1996

Occasional tutor, Audition Technique, Webber Douglas School of Drama



Dean of BADA (British/American Drama Academy, London)


1986 - 1987

Consultant to the Missouri Schools Theatre Program


1986 - 1987

Founder Director of the Shakespeare on Stage (SOS) pilot scheme (still operating in 1998) in Kansas City, for Young Audiences Inc, NY


1986 - 1987

Dorothy F. Schmidt Chair Emeritus (first time), Florida Atlantic University


1982 - 1986

Shakespeare/text/acting tutor, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) (distinguished ex-students include Ralph Fiennes, Alex Kingston, Imogen Stubbs, Iain Glenn, Jane Horrocks, Clive Owen, Joely Richardson)



Visiting Professor of English at Univ. of Rochester, N.Y. 1981 Guest Head of Opera Department at Eastman School of Music (conservatory), N.Y.


1978 - 1986

Consultancy in Drama Studies, Salford University


1981 - 1996

Examiner in Classical Guitar, Guildhall School of Music & Drama


1980 - 1996

Workshop director for the Poetry Society of Great Britain and the W.H. Smith “Poets in Schools” scheme



Honorary Fellow in Theatre Studies, Lancaster University



Visiting tutor (Drama), City Literary Institute


1977 - 1984

RSC “Actor in Residence” for approx. 60 American universities; 1- or 2-week residencies as member of Royal Shakespeare Company (prior to the organisation’s re-naming as ACTER)


1970 - 1975

In-Service course director (Music) for London Borough of Ealing; peripatetic appointments as Classical Guitar Tutor at various schools and Teachers’ Training Colleges in West London (Richmond, Ealing and Hounslow)



Head of Music Department, Thomas Huxley Teachers’ Training College (subsequently W. London Inst. of Education)



Principal, The Hounslow Guitar School, Isleworth Polytechnic, London



Professional Qualifications:


AGSM (Performance) Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 1968


AGSM (Teaching) Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, 1969

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