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Judi Dench at the Circle Theatre Awards on 26 January 2016.

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An Introduction to the Drama Section

Published: 08/11/2010

Chair: Mark Shenton
Hon Secretary: William Russell -

The Drama Section of the Critics' Circle is the oldest of the Circle's sections, now approaching its centenary in 2013. SR Littlewood (Daily Chronicle), JT Grein (who first brought Ibsen’s ‘Ghosts’ to London in 1891) and John Parker (the 1913 editor of Who’s Who in the Theatre) arranged the first general meeting in the Hall of the Institute of Journalists when Grein took to the stage and said – “Well, gentlemen, here we are! Let us do something. I propose that we begin by electing William Archer to the chair.” 

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