"'The Winter's Tale' at Shakespeare Theatre"

​A magnificent cast conquer a thorny play in Rebecca

Taichman's stellar production, May 15th 2013.

by Sophie Gilbert

The Washingtonian

"Yelland, dignified and regal even in her prison rags, is equally compelling in the face of this mad despot"

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"Arms-Length Soul Mates, Swooning But Stoically Chaste"

Brief Encounter at Studio 54, Broadway

September 2010. By Ben Brantley,

The New York Times

"The film is told from Laura’s perspective, a point of view approximated here not by narration but by the extraordinary emotional transparency of Ms. Yelland’s delicate face, which becomes the production’s lodestone..."

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"Revisiting Those Strangers At A Train Station"

Brief Encounter at St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn, December 2009. By Ben Brantley, 

The New York Times

"Ms. Yelland and Mr. Sturrock play their roles without a single wry wink or grimace. Their performances...are drawn with astonishing delicacy."

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"My Cousin Rachel" at the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, 2014

The New York Times, June 4th 2014

Ms. Yelland (a 2011 Tony Award nominee for “Brief Encounter”) gives Rachel an Ingrid Bergman-style inscrutability to counter the all-too-scrutable Philip

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"A 'Winter's Tale' For All Seasons"

The Winter's Tale at The Shakespeare Theatre Company, ​Washington DC. May 16th 2013.

By Peter Marks, The Washington Post

"The climactic moment, when Paulina (Nancy Robinette) reveals to Leontes the statue of his “dead” queen Hermione (the radiant Hannah Yelland)is, in the best versions of the play, a wrenching contemplation of what we all stand to lose over a lifetime, and, of what, filled with regret, we would give anything to regain."

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​Hannah Yelland

official website

September 30th- October 6th 2010

"Swing Time: Yelland and Sturrock Defy Gravity"

"Jealousy And Its Shakespearean Outcome"

The Winter's Tale at The McCarter Theatre, Princeton

12th April 2013. By Anita Gates,

The New York Times

"Hannah Yelland, whom Broadway audiences saw as the female lead in 'Brief Encounter' in 2010, is again enchanting. As Hermione, the innocent queen and wife, she glides in dignity and beauty in the black gown in which David Zinn dresses her in the first scene..."

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