Kenneth McClellan was actor, producer, playwright and trade unionist (ten years on the Council of Equity).
The son of a theatrical manager, he started at fifteen, and learned from his father and older colleagues.
He toured with the Old Vic Company, and appeared in the West End, on Broadway, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He worked in radio, television and films, and had plays staged and broadcast.
He co-ran the First Folio Theatre Company, dedicated to the Elizabethan staging of Shakespeare out of doors. Later he formed Sharers & Hirelings, which became Logos Theatre Company.
In 1979, his book Whatever Happened To Shakespeare? explored with wry humour what he saw as a long history of distorting the playwright’s work in production.
He died in 2004, within weeks of playing Shakespeare’s John of Gaunt for Logos.
See also <http://logostheatrelondon/kenneth.mcclellan/index.htm>. and
- Director, The Roman Actor, Sharers and Hirelings
- Roman Senator, Coriolanus, Royal Shakespeare Company
- Inmate, The Changeling, Royal Shakespeare Company
- Court Official, Caesar and Cleopatra
- Mr Baker, Come Blow Your Horn, Folk Theatre Ltd/The Pembroke Players
- Director, That’s the Truth [If You Think So], Theatre-Borough Ten
- Romeo and Juliet