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George Humphrey Wolferstan Rylands CH CBE (23 October 1902–16 January 1999), known as Dadie Rylands, was an English literary scholar and theatre director. Educated at Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, he was a Fellow of King's from 1927 until his death.

As well as being one of the country's leading Shakespeare scholars, he was actively involved in the theatre. He directed and acted in many productions for the Marlowe 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.

He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1961 and a Companion of Honour (CH) in 1987.

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