He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Taming of the Shrew," at the Old Vic Theatre and Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England with Mary Newcombe, Felix Aylmer, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Alan Webb, and Leo Genn in the cast. Henry Cass was director.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on his job as producer of Shakespeare plays for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame"]: Our job is to lead public taste, not play to what is thought to be public taste.
Although John Barrymore
is still considered the greatest American Shakespearean actor of the 20th century, the British-born Evans was the United States' pre-eminent exponent of Shakespeare from 1936 until 1946, during which he appeared in no less than four successive Broadway productions of "Hamlet", as well as a few of the Bard's other plays.
Roles in Shakespearean adaptations