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Monday, June 26, 2017

Sir Mark Rylance: From London to Broadway and Hollywood to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mark Rylance was born in England in 1960 and brought up in the U.S. (primarily Wisconsin), 1962-78. He returned to England to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

His early work was with the Royal Shakespeare Company, with success as Hamlet, a role he reprised in the U.S. in a 1991 production by the Pittsburgh Public Theater and American Repertory Theater. He played Peer Gynt in Minneapolis and scored in London in modern plays by Sam Shepard and Yasmina Reza.

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