He acted in Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peggy Ashcroft, Sybil Thorndike, Donald Wolfit, Lewis Casson, Marius Goring, Alec Clunes, Adele Dixon, Dorothy Dixon, Wilfred Walter, Ben Greet, Abraham Sofaer, Ursula Jeans, Margaret Webster, Frank Napier, Robert Speaight, Cecil Trouncer, ...
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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.
Evans appeared in more Broadway productions of Shakespeare's "Richard II" than any other actor. His record remains unbroken as of 2004. His first 1937 production of "Richard II" (there were two that year) is the longest-running production of the tragedy ever to play on Broadway.
Roles in Shakespearean adaptations