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    • The theatre has been one of John's playing grounds throughout the years. He joined the The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1976, and his Shakespeare roles with them include Thersites in Troillus and Cressida (1976), Albany in King Lear (1976), Lucio in Measure for Measure (1978) Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice (1978), Ventidius/Dolabella in Antony and Cleopatra (1978), Leontes in The Winters' Tale (1992-93), Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (1992), Octavius Caesar in Antony and Cleeopatra (1992), Merecraft in The Devil is an Ass (1995-96), Brutus in Julius Caesar (1995-96) and Buckingham in Richard III (1996). His contribution with the RSC also included roles in new plays, such as Maxwell in Edgar's Destiny (1976), Hoy in James Robson's Factory Birds (1977), Captain Thompson is Howard Brenton's The Churchill Play (1978) and Ernest in Hart and Kaufman's Once in a Lifetime (1979).