Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall, CBE (22 November 1930 - 11 September 2017), was an English theatre, opera and film director. His obituary in declared him "the most important figure in British theatre for half a century" and on his death, a The Times Royal National Theatre statement declared that Hall's "influence on the artistic life of Britain in the 20th century was unparalleled".
In 1955, Hall introduced London audiences to the work of
Samuel Beckett with the UK premiere of . Hall founded the Waiting for Godot Royal Shakespeare Company (1960-68) and went on to build an international reputation in theatre, opera, film and television. He was director of the National Theatre (1973-88) and artistic director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera (1984-1990). He formed the Peter Hall Company (1998-2011) and became founding director of the Rose Theatre Kingston in 2003. Throughout his career, he was a tenacious champion of public funding for the arts.  
Early life and career
Peter Reginald Frederick Hall was born in
Suffolk at Bury St Edmunds, the only son of Grace Florence (née Pamment) and Reginald Edward Arthur Hall. His father was a stationmaster and the family lived for some time at Great Shelford Station.  He won a scholarship to  The Perse School in Cambridge. Before taking up a further scholarship to read English at  St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, Hall did his National Service in Germany at the RAF Headquarters for Education in Bückeburg. Whilst studying at Cambridge he produced and acted in a number of plays, directing five in his final year and a further three for The Marlowe Society Summer Festival. He served on the University Amateur Dramatic Club (ADC) committee before graduating in 1953. In the same year, Hall staged his first professional play,  The Letter by W. Somerset Maugham, at The Theatre Royal Windsor. In 1954 and 1955, Hall was the director of the Oxford Playhouse where he directed several later prominent young actors including Ronnie Barker and Billie Whitelaw. Eileen Atkins and Maggie Smith were also part of the company as acting Assistants Stage Managers. 
From 1955-1957, Hall ran the
Arts Theatre in London where he directed the English-language premiere of in 1955. Waiting for Godot  The production's success transformed his career overnight and attracted the attention, among others, of  Tennessee Williams, for whom he would direct the London premieres of (1957) Camino Real and  (1958), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and  Harold Pinter. Other productions at The Arts included the English language premiere of  by The Waltz of the Toreadors Jean Anouilh. 
Royal Shakespeare Company
Hall made his debut at the
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1956 with : his productions there in the 1957-1959 seasons included Love's Labour's Lost with Cymbeline Peggy Ashcroft as Imogen, with Coriolanus Laurence Olivier and with A Midsummer Night's Dream Charles Laughton. In 1960, aged 29, Hall succeeded Glen Byam Shaw as director of the theatre, expanded operations to be all-year, and founded the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to realise his vision of a resident ensemble of actors, directors and designers producing both modern and classic texts, with a distinctive house style.  The company not only played in Stratford but expanded into the  Aldwych Theatre, its first London home.
Hall's many productions for the RSC included
(1965, with Hamlet David Warner), The Government Inspector (1966, with Paul Scofield), the world premiere of Harold Pinter's (1965) and The Homecoming (1963) adapted with The Wars of the Roses John Barton from Shakespeare's history plays. The latter was described as "the greatest Shakespearian event in living memory which also laid down the doctrine of Shakespearian relevance to the modern world". Hall left the RSC in 1968 after almost ten years as its director.
At the National Theatre
Hall was appointed director of the
National Theatre (NT) in 1973 and led the organisation for fifteen years until 1988. He supervised the move from the Old Vic to the new purpose-built complex on London's South Bank "in the face of wide-spread scepticism and violent union unrest, turning a potential catastrophe into the great success story it remains today." Frustrated by construction delays, Hall decided to move the company into the still-unfinished building and to open it theatre by theatre as each neared completion. Extracts from his production of  with Tamburlaine the Great Albert Finney were performed out on the terraces, free to passers-by. 
Hall directed thirty-three productions for the NT including the world premieres of Harold Pinter's
(1975, with No Man's Land John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson) and (1978), Betrayal Peter Shaffer's (1979, with Amadeus Paul Scofield and Simon Callow), and the London and Broadway premieres of Alan Ayckbourn's . Other landmark productions included Bedroom Farce (1981, in a version by The Oresteia Tony Harrison with music by Harrison Birtwistle) which became the first Greek play to be performed by a foreign company at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus; (in his own adaptation, 1984); and Animal Farm (1987, with Antony and Cleopatra Judi Dench and Anthony Hopkins).
Hall returned to the NT for the last time in 2011 with a production of
mounted by the company to celebrate his eightieth birthday. His daughter, Twelfth Night Rebecca Hall, played Viola. 
Later theatre career
Upon leaving the NT in 1988, Hall launched his own commercial company with productions in the
West End and on Broadway of Tennessee Williams' (with Orpheus Descending Vanessa Redgrave) and The Merchant of Venice (with Dustin Hoffman). The Peter Hall Company went on to stage more than sixty plays in association with a number of producing partners including Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt. In addition to an ensemble repertory season at the Old Vic (1997), the company enjoyed a long collaboration with the Theatre Royal, Bath where a series of summer festivals were staged from 2003-2011: many productions were subsequently performed on domestic and international tours and in the West End. The plays produced included Oscar Wilde's (1992), An Ideal Husband Pam Gems' (1993, with Piaf Elaine Paige), Hamlet (1994, with Stephen Dillane), Henrik Ibsen's (1995, with The Master Builder Alan Bates), (1997, with A Streetcar Named Desire Jessica Lange), Julian Barry's Lenny (1999, with Eddie Izzard), (2003, with As You Like It Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens), Brian Clark's (2005, with Whose Life is it Anyway? Kim Cattrall), the fiftieth anniversary production of Waiting for Godot,  Coward's (2006, with Hay Fever Judi Dench) and Shaw's (2007, with Pygmalion Tim Pigott-Smith and Michelle Dockery). Hall's final productions for his company were and Henry IV, Part 1 (2011), staged at the Theatre Royal Bath. Part 2 
Hall directed extensively in the United States including the world premiere of
John Guare's Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (1992, Lincoln Center), three Shakespeare plays with Center Theater Group, Los Angeles (1999 and 2001) and John Barton's nine-hour epic Tantalus (2000), an RSC co-production with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 
In 2003, Hall became the founding director of The Rose Theatre - a new venue to be constructed in Kingston upon Thames whose design was inspired by the Elizabethan original. He directed a number of productions there including Chekhov's
Uncle Vanya, which opened the building in 2008, and A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010, with Judi Dench as Titania). Hall was also appointed "Director Emeritus" of The Rose Kingston. 
Peter Hall was also an internationally celebrated opera director. His first experience was in 1957, directing
The Moon and Sixpence by John Gardner at Sadler's Wells. He was able to play the piano well enough to read opera scores.  His first major project was Schoenberg's  at Covent Garden, which led on to further productions at that house. Moses und Aron
Hall worked at many of the world's leading houses as well as  Royal Opera House, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Houston Grand Opera,  Los Angeles Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Bayreuth Festival where he, with conductor Georg Solti, directed Wagner's Ring Cycle ( ) in 1983 to honour the centenary of the composer's death. Der Ring des Nibelungen The production was played until 1986.  Hall staged the world premieres of Michael Tippett's  (1970) and The Knot Garden (1989). He had a close relationship with the New Year Glyndebourne Festival where he was artistic director from 1984 to 1990, directing more than twenty productions including the Mozart/Da Ponte operas. His production of Benjamin Britten's (1981) was revived nine times, most recently 35 years after its premiere, in August 2016. A Midsummer Night's Dream Hall also directed  by Benjamin Britten, Cavalli's Albert Herring , Monteverdi's La Calisto and Gluck's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (all with Orfeo ed Euridice Janet Baker); and L'incoronazione di Poppea - both with his then wife, Carmen Maria Ewing, with whom he also staged a celebrated (The Royal Opera London and L.A. Opera) in 1986. Salome  Opera magazine noted Hall's characteristics as (in relation to at Glyndebourne) "dignity and emotional veracity", recalling that "he would always insist that 'the singers, like actors, played off each other'". La Cenerentola 
Film and TV
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Hall's films for cinema and TV include
Akenfield (1974), based on Ronald Blythe's novel and filmed in Blythe's native Suffolk with a cast of local people. It was restored and relaunched in 2016 by the BFI. Hall's film was written by She's Been Away Stephen Poliakoff and starred Peggy Ashcroft and Geraldine James who both won awards for their performances at the Venice Film Festival. Hall also directed and The Camomile Lawn The Final Passage for Channel 4 television, as well as a number of his opera and stage productions. For several years during the 1970s he presented the arts programme for London Weekend Television. In 2005 he was the subject of a two-hour documentary for The South Bank Show: Aquarius Peter Hall, Fifty Years in Theatre.
Hall began acting as a student at Cambridge University, where
Dadie Rylands taught him to speak Shakespearean verse. He was also influenced in his understanding of Shakespeare by the literary critic and teacher  F. R. Leavis. He subsequently acted in three German films in the 1970s:  ( Der Fußgänger The Pedestrian, directed by Maximilian Schell, 1973),  ( Als Mutter streikte When Mother Went on Strike, 1974) and  ( Der letzte Schrei The Last Word, 1974). 
His books on theatre include
The Necessary Theatre (1999), Exposed by the Mask (2000) and Shakespeare's Advice to the Players (2003). The Peter Hall Diaries - the Story of a Dramatic Battle, edited by John Goodwin, were first published in 1983 and documented his struggle to establish the National Theatre on the South Bank. His autobiography, Making an Exhibition of Myself, was published in 1993. 
Peter Hall was appointed a
CBE in 1963 and knighted in 1977 for his services to the theatre. He was awarded the  Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1965), received the Hamburg University Shakespeare Prize (1967) and was elected Member of the Athens Academy for Services to Greek Drama (2004). His professional awards and nominations included two Tony Awards ( The Homecoming and Amadeus) and four awards for lifetime achievement in the arts. In 2005 Hall was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. He was Chancellor of  Kingston University (2000-2013), held the Wortham Chair in Performing Arts at the  University of Houston (1999-2002) and was awarded honorary doctorates from a number of universities including Cambridge, York, Liverpool, Bath and London.
Hall was married four times. He had six children and nine grandchildren. His first wife was French actress
Leslie Caron, with whom he had a son, Christopher (b. 1957), and a daughter, Jennifer (b. 1958). With his second wife, Jacqueline Taylor, he had a son, Edward (b. 1966), and a daughter, Lucy (b. 1969). Hall married American opera singer Maria Ewing in 1982 with whom he had one daughter, Rebecca (b. 1982). He was finally married to Nicki Frei; the couple had one daughter, Emma (b. 1992). 
Hall worked with all his children:
for the National Theatre, Jennifer played Miranda in  The Tempest (1988); Rebecca, aged nine, played young Sophie in the Channel 4 adaptation of The Camomile Lawn, for The Peter Hall Company she played Vivie in Mrs Warren's Profession (2002), Rosalind in As You Like It (2003), Maria in Gallileo's Daughter (2004) and, for the NT, Viola in Twelfth Night (2011); Emma, aged two, played Joseph in Jacob (2004, TV Movie); for the Peter Hall Company, Lucy designed Hamlet (1994), Cuckoos (2003) and Whose Life is it Anyway? (2005); Christopher produced the Channel 4 television drama The Final Passage (1996); Edward co-directed the stage epic Tantalus (2000).
Hall was diagnosed with
dementia in 2011 and retired from public life. 
Hall was described by
contributor Guardian Mark Lawson as a "committed atheist, from as early as his 20s", leading "to a punishing work rate in his hurry to get everything done". 
On 11 September 2017, Hall died from pneumonia at
University College Hospital, London, surrounded by family. He was 86 years old.  
His obituary in
declared him "the most important figure in British theatre for half a century" The Times and a  Royal National Theatre statement declared that Hall's "influence on the artistic life of Britain in the 20th century was unparalleled". 
Many luminaries of British theatre paid tribute to Hall.
Nicholas Hytner said: "Without him there would have been no Royal Shakespeare Company."  Trevor Nunn said: "Not only a thrilling director, he was the great impresario of the age."  Richard Eyre called Hall the "godfather" of British theatre: "Peter created the template of the modern director - part-magus, part-impresario, part-politician, part celebrity." Impresario  Cameron Mackintosh said: "It's thanks to Peter Hall that people like Trevor Nunn, Nicholas Hytner and Sam Mendes transformed musical theatre around the world." Theatre critic  Michael Coveney said that he believed Hall's production of The Wars of the Roses "recast the [Shakespeare] history plays and put them at the centre of our culture". 
Peter Brook said: "Peter was a man for all seasons - he could play any part that was needed". Elaine Paige said: "Peter Hall had absolute authority and, as a heavyweight of the theatre, real presence." Griff Rhys Jones said: "Peter was an absolute smoothie, the most charming and diplomatic man" and Samuel West said "Peter was an extraordinarily energetic, imaginative director - if you left him in the corner of a room he'd direct a play - but he was also a great campaigner. He never stopped arguing for the role of subsidised art in a civilised society and its ability to change people's lives." 
Hall published a complete list of his productions in his autobiography:
The Letter ( W. Somerset Maugham, Theatre Royal Windsor) 1953
Blood Wedding ( Lorca, London debut, Arts Theatre) 1954
The Impresario from Smyrna ( Goldoni, Arts Theatre) 1954
The Immoralist ( Gide, Arts Theatre) 1954
Listen to the Wind (Angela Jeans, music by Vivian Ellis, Arts Theatre) 1954
The Lesson ( Ionesco, Arts Theatre) 1955
South (Julian Green, Arts Theatre) 1955
( Mourning Becomes Electra O'Neill, Arts Theatre) 1955
( Waiting for Godot Beckett, English-language world premiere, Arts Theatre) 1955
The Burnt Flower-Bed (Ugo Betti, Arts Theatre) 1955
Summertime (Ugo Betti, Arts Theatre) 1955
( The Waltz of the Toreadors Jean Anouilh, English-language premiere, Arts Theatre) 1956
Gigi ( Colette, New Theatre) 1956
Love's Labours Lost (Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon) 1956
The Gates of Summer ( John Whiting, New Theatre Oxford) 1956
Camino Real ( Tennessee Williams, Phoenix Theatre, London) 1957
The Moon and Sixpence (John Gardner, opera debut, Sadlers Wells) 1957
Cymbeline (Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon) 1957
The Rope Dancers (Morton Wishengard, New York debut, Cort Theatre) 1957
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ( Tennessee Williams, Comedy Theatre) 1958
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon) 1958
Brouhaha (George Tabori, Aldwych) 1958
Shadow of Heroes (Robert Ardrey, Piccadilly Theatre) 1958
Madame de... (Anouilh, Arts Theatre) 1959
Traveller Without Luggage (Anouilh, Arts Theatre) 1959
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon) 1959
Coriolanus (Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon) 1959
The Wrong Side of the Park ( John Mortimer, Cambridge Theatre) 1959
The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare, Royal Shakespeare Company) 1960
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare, RSC) 1960
Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare, RSC) 1960
Ondine (Giradoux, RSC, Aldwych) 1961
Becket (Anouilh, RSC, Aldwych) 1961
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare, RSC) 1961
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare, RSC) 1962
The Collection (Pinter, RSC) 1962
Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare, RSC) 1962
(adapted with John Barton from Shakespeare's The Wars of the Roses Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 and , RSC) 1963 Richard III
Richard 11 (Shakespeare, RSC) 1964
Henry 1V Parts 1 and 2 (Shakespeare, RSC) 1964
Henry V (Shakespeare, RSC) 1964
Eh? (Henry Livings, RSC, Aldwych) 1964
The Homecoming (Pinter, world premiere, RSC) 1965
Moses and Aaron ( Schoenberg, UK premiere, Royal Opera House) 1965
Hamlet (Shakespeare, RSC) 1965
The Government Inspector ( Gogol, RSC, Aldwych) 1966
The Magic Flute ( Mozart, Royal Opera House) 1966
Staircase (Charles Wood, RSC, Aldwych) 1966
Macbeth (Shakespeare, RSC) 1967
A Delicate Balance ( Edward Albee, RSC, Aldwych) 1969
Dutch Uncle (Simon Gray, RSC, Aldwych) 1969
Landscape and Silence (Pinter, world premieres, RSC, Aldwych) 1969
The Knot Garden ( Tippett, world premiere, Royal Opera House) 1970
La Calisto (Cavalli, Glyndebourne debut, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1970
The Battle of Shrivings ( Shaffer, Lyric Theatre) 1970
Eugene Onegin ( Tchaikovsky, Royal Opera House) 1971
(Harold Pinter, world premiere, RSC Aldwych) 1971 Old Times
Tristan und Isolde ( Wagner, Royal Opera House) 1971
All Over (Edward Albee, RSC, Aldwych) 1972
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse ( Monteverdi, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1972
(lyrics by Christopher Gore, music by Galt McDermot, New York) 1972 Via Galactica
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1973
The Tempest (Shakespeare, National Theatre) 1973
John Gabriel Borkman ( Ibsen, NT) 1974
Happy Days (Beckett, NT) 1974
No Man's Land (Pinter, world premiere, NT) 1975
Hamlet (Shakespeare, official opening of the Lyttelton, NT) 1975
Judgement (Barry Collins, NT) 1975
Tamburlaine the Great ( Christopher Marlowe, official opening of the Olivier, NT) 1976
Bedroom Farce (Ayckbourn, also co-director, London and US premieres, NT and Broadway) 1977
Don Giovanni (Mozart, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1977
Volpone ( Ben Jonson, NT) 1977
The Country Wife ( Wycherley, NT) 1977
Cosi fan Tutte (Mozart, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1978
The Cherry Orchard (Chekhov, NT) 1978
Macbeth (Shakespeare, NT) 1978
(Pinter, world premiere, NT) 1978 Betrayal
Fidelio ( Beethoven, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1979
(Peter Shaffer, world premiere, NT) 1979 Amadeus
Othello (Shakespeare, NT) 1980
A Midsummer Night's Dream ( Britten, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1981
The Oresteia ( Aeschylus, trans. Harrison, NT and Epidaurus) 1981
Orfeo et Eurydice ( Gluck, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1982
The Importance of Being Earnest ( Wilde, NT) 1982
Macbeth ( Verdi, Metropolitan Opera, New York) 1982
Other Places (Pinter, world premiere, NT) 1982
Der Ring des Nibelungen (Wagner, Bayreuth Festival Opera) 1983
(lyrics by Jean Seberg Christopher Adler, book by Julian Barry, music by Marvin Hamlisch, NT) 1983
( Animal Farm George Orwell, adapted by Hall, NT) 1984
Coriolanus (Shakespeare, NT and Athens) 1984
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi, Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 1984
Yonadab (Shaffer, world premiere, NT) 1985
Carmen ( Bizet, Glyndebourne) 1985
Albert Herring (Britten, Glyndebourne) 1985
The Petition (Brian Clark, NT) 1986
Simon Boccanegra (Verdi, Glyndebourne) 1986
Salome ( Strauss, LA Opera) 1986
Coming In To Land ( Poliakoff, world premiere, NT) 1986
Antony and Cleopatra (Shakespeare, NT) 1987
La Traviata (Verdi, Glyndebourne) 1987
Entertaining Strangers ( David Edgar, NT) 1987
Cymbeline (Shakespeare, NT, Moscow and Epidaurus) 1988
The Winter's Tale (Shakespeare, NT, Moscow and Epidaurus) 1988
The Tempest (Shakespeare, NT, Moscow and Epidaurus) 1988
Falstaff (Verdi, Glyndebourne) 1988
( Orpheus Descending Tennessee Williams, Peter Hall Company, Haymarket and Broadway) 1988/9
(Shakespeare, PHCo, Phoenix Theatre and Broadway) 1989/90 The Merchant of Venice
New Year (Tippett, world premiere, Houston Opera) 1989
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, Glyndebourne) 1989
The Wild Duck (Ibsen, trans. Hall/Ewbank, PHCo, Phoenix Theatre) 1990
Born Again (after Ionesco's Rhinoceros, lyrics by Julian Barry, music by Jason Carr, PHCo/Chichester Festival Theatre) 1990
The Homecoming (Pinter, PHCo Comedy Theatre) 1990
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare, PHCo, Playhouse Theatre) 1991
Tartuffe ( Moliere, trans. Bolt, PHCo, Playhouse Theatre) 1991
The Rose Tattoo (Tennessee Williams, PHCo, Playhouse Theatre) 1991
Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (John Guare, world premiere, Lincoln Center) 1992
All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare, RSC, Swan) 1992
The Gift of the Gorgon (Shaffer, world premiere, RSC, Barbican and Wyndham's Theatre) 1992
An Ideal Husband (Wilde, PHCo/Bill Kenwright Ltd, Globe Theatre and Broadway) 1992
The Magic Flute (Mozart, LA Opera) 1993
Separate Tables ( Rattigan, PHCo/BKL, Albery Theatre) 1993
Lysistrata (Aristophanes, trans. Bolt, PHCo/BKL, Old Vic, Wyndham's and Epidaurus) 1993
She Stoops to Conquer ( Goldsmith, PHCo/BKL, Queen's Theatre) 1993
Piaf (Pam Gems, PHCo/BKL, Piccadilly Theatre) 1993
An Absolute Turkey ( Feydeau, trans. Hall/Frei, PHCo/BKL, Globe Theatre) 1994
On Approval (Lonsdale, PHCo/BKL, Playhouse Theatre) 1994
Hamlet (Shakespeare, PHCo/BKL, Gielgud Theatre) 1994
The Master Builder (Ibsen, trans. Hall/Ewbank, PHCo/BKL, Haymarket) 1995
Julius Caesar (Shakespeare, RSC) 1995
Mind Millie for Me (Feydeau, trans. Hall/Frei, PHCo/BKL, Haymarket) 1996
The Oedipus Plays (Sophocles, trans. Bolt, NT, Athens and Epidaurus) 1996
A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams, PHCo/BKL, Haymarket) 1997
Waste ( Granville Barker, PHCo, Old Vic) 1997
The Seagull (Chekhov, trans. Stoppard, PHCo, Old Vic) 1997
Waiting for Godot (Beckett, PHCo, Old Vic) 1997
King Lear (Shakespeare, PHCo, Old Vic) 1997
The Misanthrope (Moliere, trans. Bolt, PHCo/BKL, Piccadilly Theatre) 1988
Major Barbara ( George Bernard Shaw, PHCo/BKL, Piccadilly) 1988
Filumena (de Fillipo, PHCo/BKL, Piccadilly) 1998
(Shaffer, PHCo, Old Vic and Broadway) 1998/9 Amadeus
Kafka's Dick ( Alan Bennett, PHCo/BKL Piccadilly) 1998
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare, Center Theater Group, Los Angeles) 1999
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare, Center Theater Group, LA) 1999
Lenny (Julian Barry, PHCo, Queen's Theatre) 1999
Cuckoos (Manfredi, trans. Teevan, PHCo, Gate Theatre) 2000
Tantalus (John Barton, world premiere, RSC/Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver, UK tour and Barbican) 2000/1
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare, Center Theater Group, LA) 2001
Japes (Simon Gray, world premiere, PHCo, Haymarket) 2001
Troilus and Cressida (Shakespeare, Theatre for a New Audience, off-Broadway) 2001
Otello (Verdi, Glyndebourne and Lyric Opera, Chicago) 2001
The Royal Family (Ferber, PHCo, Haymarket) 2001
Lady Windermere's Fan (Wilde, PHCo, Haymarket) 2002
The Bacchai (Euripides, trans. Teevan, NT and Epidaurus) 2002
Albert Herring (Britten, Glyndebourne) 2002
Mrs Warren's Profession (Shaw, PHCo, Strand Theatre) 2002
Where There's a Will (Feydeau, trans. Frei, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2003
Betrayal (Pinter, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End) 2003
Design for Living (Coward, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour) 2003
As You Like It (Shakespeare, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK and US tour) 2003/4
Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart, Lyric Opera Chicago) 2003
Happy Days (Beckett, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and Arts Theatre) 2003
Man and Superman (Shaw, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2004
Gallileo's Daughter ( Timberlake Wertenbaker, world premiere, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2004
( The Dresser Harwood, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End) 2004
Whose Life is it Anyway? (Brian Clark, PHCo/Sonia Friedman Productions, Duke of York's) 2005
La Cenerentola ( Rossini, Glyndebourne) 2005
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2005
You Never Can Tell (Shaw, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and West End) 2005
( Waiting for Godot Beckett, 50th anniversary production, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End) 2005/6
A Midsummer Marriage (Tippett, Lyric Opera Chicago) 2005
The Importance of Being Earnest (Wilde, Los Angeles and New York) 2006
Hay Fever (Coward, PHCo/Bill Kenwright Ltd, Haymarket) 2006
Measure for Measure (Shakespeare, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2006
Habeas Corpus (Alan Bennett, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour) 2006
( Amy's View David Hare, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End) 2006
Old Times (Pinter, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour) 2007
Little Nell (Simon Gray, world premiere, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2007
Pygmalion (Shaw, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and Old Vic) 2007/8
The Vortex (Coward, PHCo/BKL, Windsor, UK tour and West End) 2007/8
Uncle Vanya (Chekhov, trans. Mulrine, English Touring Theatre, Rose Kingston and UK tour) 2008
The Portrait of a Lady ( Henry James, adapted by Frei, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Kingston) 2008
A Doll's House (Ibsen, trans. Mulrine, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and Rose Kingston) 2008
Love's Labours Lost (Shakespeare, Rose Kingston) 2008
The Browning Version (Rattigan, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath and UK tour) 2009
The Apple Cart (Shaw, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2009
Bedroom Farce (Ayckbourn, PHCo/BKL, Rose Kingston and West End) 2010
The Rivals (Sheridan, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath, UK tour and West End) 2010
Twelfth Night (Shakespeare, NT) 2011 Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Shakespeare, PHCo/Theatre Royal Bath) 2011
Film and television
Hall published a complete list of his films in his autobiography:
The Wars of the Roses (with John Barton: BBC Books) 1970 
John Gabriel Borkman (Ibsen, trans. with Inga-Stina Ewbank: Athlone Press) 1975 
Peter Hall's Diaries: the Story of a Dramatic Battle (ed. John Goodwin: Hamish Hamilton) 1983; reissued (Oberon Books) 2000 
Animal Farm (stage adaptation of George Orwell's novel: Heinemann Press/Methuen) 1986
The Wild Duck ( Henrik Ibsen, trans. with Inga-Stina Ewbank: Absolute Classics) 1990 
Making An Exhibition of Myself (autobiography: Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd) 1993; updated (Oberon Books) 2000 
An Absolute Turkey ( Georges Feydeau, trans. with Nicki Frei: Oberon Books) 1994 
The Master Builder (Ibsen, trans. with Inga-Stina Ewbank) 1995  
The Necessary Theatre (Nick Hern Books) 1990 
Exposed by the Mask: Form and Language in Drama (Oberon Books) 2000  Shakespeare's Advice To The Players (Oberon Books) 2003 
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