John Barton

John Barton is a director and an Advisory Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (which he helped found in 1959). He spent nearly 20 years developing his epic 'Tantalus', which is an extension of his earlier work, 'The Greeks' (1980). He has adapted some twenty texts for the theatre and has also published, 'The First Stage', 'The Hollow Crown', 'The Wars of the Roses', 'The Greeks', 'La Ronde' and 'Playing Shakespeare'.