George Humphrey Wolferstan Rylands CH CBE (23 October 1902–16 January 1999), known as Dadie Rylands, was an English literary scholar and theatre director. The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 1902 ( MCMII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Events 27 BC - The title Augustus is bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, he was a Fellow of King's from 1927 until his death. Eton College, or just Eton, is a world-famous British Independent school for boys founded in 1440 by King Henry VI. King's College Cambridge is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
As well as being one of the country's leading Shakespeare scholars, he was actively involved in the theatre. William Shakespeare ( baptised He directed and acted in many productions for the Marlowe Dramatic Society, and was Chairman of the Cambridge Arts Theatre from 1946 to 1982.
Rylands' 1939 Shakespeare anthology Ages of Man was the basis of John Gielgud's one-man show of the same title, and though Rylands specialized in directing university productions at Oxford, he directed Gielgud in professional productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Hamlet in London in 1945. William Shakespeare ( baptised Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH ( 14 April, 1904 – 21 May 2000) known as Sir John Gielgud, was an Ages of Man is a one-man play performed by John Gielgud of a collection of speeches in Shakespeare's plays The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the The Duchess of Malfi is a Macabre, tragic play, written by the English dramatist John Webster and first performed in Hamlet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1961 and a Companion of Honour (CH) in 1987. The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order of the Companions of Honour is a British and Commonwealth Order.