Nancy Meckler

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Nancy Meckler is an American theatre and film director, known for her work in the United Kingdom with Shared Experience, where she was a joint artistic director alongside Polly Teale.[1][2]


Meckler has directed a production of I.D..[3] She was a member of London-based collective the Freehold Theatre Company (1969–73), where she eventually became director. The group employed devising methodology to create work, and were the first company to receive the John Whiting Award for 'new and distinctive development in dramatic writing', traditionally given to playwrights.[4]

In 2001, Meckler directed a production of Helen Edmundson's The Mill on the Floss at the Ambassadors Theatre.[5] In 2008, she directed a production of Edmundson's War and Peace at Hampstead Theatre.[6]

Her production of King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe was filmed in 2017 and featured Kevin McNally in the title role.[7]


Meckler directed films Sister My Sister (1994)[8] and Indian Summer (aka Alive & Kicking) (1996).[9]

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  1. ^ "Shared Experience". Shared Experience Company. Retrieved November 15, 2010.
  2. ^ "Meckler, Nancy". Contemporary British-Jewish Theatre. 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2019.
  3. ^ Sher, Antony, I.D. London: Nick Hern Books, 2003, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-85459-754-0
  4. ^ Theodore Shank, "Collective Creation", in Rebecca Schneider and Gabrielle Cody (eds), Re:direction (London: Routledge, 2002, pp. 221-35), p. 229.
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  7. ^ "King Lear: Live from Shakespeare's Globe". IMDB. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  8. ^ Darren, Alison (2000). Lesbian Film Guide. Cassell. pp. 198-199. ISBN 030433376X.
  9. ^ Staff (September 9, 1996). "Indian Summer". Variety. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

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