Margaret and Alexander Radclyffe 1599 A True Story of the Elizabethan Court - 1599 Productions Association, a non-profit voluntary association
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1599 Productions Association is a non-profit voluntary association (not a production company). Members are unpaid for work done and all net profit will go to local charities (The Friends of Salford Museums Association, youth and community groups in Salford and The Manchester Victoria Baths Trust). The project has been entirely run on goodwill (from over 100 members/contributors, including the performers, the production team and all of our excellent locations).

For details of governing policies, see Statement of Policies and Activities, 14th May 2009 (PDF)

Donations welcome.

Current principal officers of the association:

Chief Exectutive (Executive Producer): Claire Hunt
Secretary: Will Selden
Principal Members: Charlie Allen-Wall, Claire Hunt, Will Selden, Paul Turley


Image permissions:
  • Still images by permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library:
    • The Plimpton ?Sieve? portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (oil on panel), by George Gower, 1579
    • Coloured drawing of clergyman preaching, labelled ?Prechers?, in Thomas Trevelyon miscellany, manuscript (fol. 203v), 1608
    • Coloured drawing of Death his dialogue, continued, to a Lady, in Thomas Trevelyon miscellany, manuscript (fol. 179r), 1608
  • Still image by permission of The Weiss Gallery, London:
    • Portrait of Frances Howard, Dowager Countess of Kildare (oil on canvas), unknown artist, circa 1600-01, private collection
  • Stills from footage by permission of Chetham's Library:
    • Illustrated title page of ?The Anatomy of Melancholy? by Democritus Junior (Robert Burton), printed in Oxford in 1632 for Henry Cripps
    • Engraved title page, by Franz Cleyn, artist, and Salomon Savery, engraver, in ?Ovid?s Metamorphosis Englished?, printed in London in 1640 by John Legat for Andrew Hebb
  • Banner pattern derived from Elizabethan strapwork detail on the wooden panelling in The Long Gallery at Haddon Hall.
  • Background pattern derived from a Blackwork embroidery by Sue Kirkby, based on a 1585-90 original, photographed by Tom Kirkby.
  • Filmstrip border derived from public domain image at WPClipart.
Web design by Will Selden [javascript protected email address] .

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Executive Producer:

1599 Productions Association is a non-profit voluntary association.
All members are unpaid. Net profits go to local charities.