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Lura Dolas as Rebecca and Annette Bening as Rowena in Ivanhoe, 1983. #calshakes40

Miki Kim (left) as the servant of Charmin & Lura Dolas as Cleopatra in ANTONY AND CLEAOPATRA, 1991. #calshakes40th

Gwen Richardson as 'Queen Elizabeth' (Elizabeth Woodville) in 'Richard III', 1921.

Ooh, here's a good 'un: Baby Howard Swain & Annette Bening in All's Well That Ends Well (1983); photo by Bob Hsiang. #CalShakes40th

Marco Barricelli as Antony and Lura Dolas as Cleopatra in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, 1991. Photo credit: David Allen #calshakes40th

Richard III 1963 (Tom Holte Theatre Photographic Collection © SBT) Janet Suzman as Lady Anne, Ian Holm as Richard III. Janet Suzman as Lady Anne, Ian Holm as Richard III.

Howard Swain, Kandis Chapell and Kate Heasley as the Witches in Macbeth. 1983. #calshakes40th

Lady Elizabeth Boleyn (Kristin Scott Thomas) The other Boleyn girl (2008)

The Other Boleyn Girl

Commodore Norrington. The reason I watch Pirate of the Caribbean today. Originally (10 years ago!), I watched it for Orlando Bloom. Now it's for Jack Davenport.

Kandis Chappell as Witch, Julian Lopez-Morillas as Macbeth, and Howard Swain as Witch in Macbeth, 1983. #calshakes40th

elizabeth golden age | Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I from Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Alison Pill portrays Maud/Empress Matilda, cousin of King Stephen, in “The Pillars of the Earth” a TV miniseries on ENCORE Although never formally crowned she was the first queen of England to rule in her own right. check out http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/queen-matilda.htm

The Other Boleyn Girl

Cary Elwes and Helena Bonham Carter in Lady Jane (1986) Costume Designers: Sue Blane and David Perry

Julian Lopez-Morillas and Howard Swain as Lear and Fool in King Lear, 1991 #calshakes40th

Gorgeous dress and hair (Elizabeth Golden Age, 2007)

Talk about a throwback Thursday! Here is beautiful Nancy Carlin as Celia and Michael Oliver as Oliver. As You Like It, 1975 #calshakes40th

Howard Swain as Puck and Dan Hiatt as Bottom in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, the first production at the Bruns, 1991; photo by David Allen.

Via Twitter user Jeckets: 1995 memories for #CalShakes40thmost fun show that summer was Love's Labor's Lost Thanks @RobertSicular

Theater is a family affair, don't you think? Here is Nancy Carlin as Lady Capulet and daughter Miranda, backstage. Romeo and Juliet, 2001. Directed by Mark Ruther #calshakes40th