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'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter

The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoesThey have enjoyed huge success on TV with The Undoing and Killing Eve, respectively, but Noma Dumezweni and Harriet Walter started out on stage. They met in 1999, when Dumezweni played a witch and understudied Walter as Lady Macbeth for the Royal Shakespeare Company. The pair caught up to discuss Dumezweni’s role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, theatre ghosts ...
Tags: Television, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Harry Potter, Royal Shakespeare Company, Black Lives Matter, Walter, Noma Dumezweni, Hermione Granger, Noma, Lady Macbeth, Harriet Walter, Dumezweni


'A critic said my stomach was a warning to us all!' Simon Callow meets Derek Jacobi

The theatre legends look back at working with Laurence Olivier and Peter O’Toole, the pain of biting reviews, the joy of a good run – and the agonies of being miscastDerek Jacobi and Simon Callow first met at the Old Vic in London. Jacobi was treading the boards with Laurence Olivier, Peter O’Toole and other greats in the fledgling National Theatre company; the younger Callow was working at the box office. Prolific as ever through this lockdown year, both are juggling an assortment of stage and ...
Tags: London, Theatre, Culture, Stage, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Simon Callow, Simon, Laurence Olivier, Vic, Peter O'Toole, Jacobi, Derek Jacobi, Callow, Laurence Olivier Peter O'Toole


The Royal Shakespeare Company Attempts A Return Of A Midsummer Night’s Sax Comedy

Swinging the Dream, a 1939 musical that flopped after 13 performances despite (or because of?) having a cast of 150 and three bands. It’s being revived, rewritten, and live-streamed during the pandemic. – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 01.06.21


The Source Story For ‘King Lear’ Had A Happy Ending. Why Did Shakespeare Make It A Tragedy?

Basically, because of all the plagues everyone had been through, says Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Greg Doran. “There is a big change in tone in his later work. Academics have speculated that this was to do with political unrest and change, the wake of the gunpowder plot, but experiencing the pandemic this year has made it clearer to me what lies behind it. Shakespeare just could no longer write straightforward comedies, or give a happy ending to Lear.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, King Lear, 12.13.20, Greg Doran


Ian Holm, star of Lord of the Rings, Alien and Chariots of Fire, dies aged 88

The versatile actor went from the RSC and Harold Pinter to international movie stardom with roles as the hobbit Bilbo Baggins and an android in AlienIan Holm: a life in pictures Ian Holm, the versatile actor who played everything from androids to hobbits via Harold Pinter and King Lear, has died in London aged 88, his agent confirmed to the Guardian.“It is with great sadness that the actor Sir Ian Holm CBE passed away this morning at the age of 88,” they said. “He died peacefully in hospital, wi...
Tags: Books, London, Film, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Film adaptations, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Royal Shakespeare Company, Alien, Harold Pinter, Lord Of The Rings, Jrr Tolkien, RSC, King Lear, Bilbo Baggins


The Royal Shakespeare Company Hires Its First Spanish Actor

David Luque, a 47-year-old actor from Madrid, has been working steadily in theatre for decades, starting when he was a student using the EU’s programs to study in Germany. But really, right as Brexit hits? He says, “The RSC is in an opening moment, breaking old schemes to try to reflect on the stage the diversity. …  It may seem paradoxical at this time when Brexit has just taken place, although perhaps it is precisely the reaction of the art world.” – El País (Spain)
Tags: Art, Germany, Theatre, Eu, Royal Shakespeare Company, Madrid, Brexit, 02.16.20, David Luque


What Royal Shakespeare Company’s Decision Not To Take Oil Company Money Means

“The RSC’s move will make it much harder for other arts institutions such as the Royal Opera House, the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery to keep taking money from oil companies on the grounds that it helps widen access. It may signal the start of the arts world distancing itself from oil companies.” – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, RSC, 10.07.19, Take Oil Company Money Means


London’s National Theatre To End Funding From Shell

The National Theatre joins the Royal Shakespeare Company, which had been deliberating for quite some time before ending its longtime “relationship” with BP (formerly British Petroleum). Pressure from youth, climate activists, and even its own artists means that “the National Theatre has announced it will end Shell’s membership from next year, as the arts organisation accelerates plans to make itself carbon neutral in the face of the climate emergency.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Theatre, National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shell, 10.04.19, National Theatre To End Funding From Shell


Royal Shakespeare Company Gives Up BP Sponsorship

“The RSC announced that after months of deliberations and a vociferous campaign from artists, the public and environmentalists, it had decided to curtail its eight-year relationship. The move will increase pressure on other cultural institutions such as the Royal Opera House, British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, which have all come under pressure over their tie-ins with fossil fuel companies.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC, 10.02.19


For First Time In UK, Deaf Actor Goes On As Understudy For Hearing Actor In Hearing Role

Charlotte Arrowsmith, who joined the Royal Shakespeare Company last year to play Cassandra in Troilus and Cressida, stepped in for a colleague last week and played Vincentia in the RSC production of The Taming of the Shrew. (She normally takes the role of Curtis in the staging.) – The Stage
Tags: Art, UK, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, CRESSIDA, Curtis, Cassandra, SJ, Charlotte Arrowsmith, 04.15.19, Vincentia


The Royal Shakespeare Company Has Backed Down, For Now, On A Plan To Lay Off Its Theatre Door Staff

But too bad for the fire safety staff: “While stage door staff will be retained in a revised role, the RSC said it was continuing with a proposal to merge the fire and safety officer roles, with the fire officer role ‘absorbed into the security roles,’ which are contracted out.”
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, RSC, 11.23.18


Cicely Berry, Legendary Voice Coach For Actors, Dead At 92

“[She] was the best-known voice coach of her generation, though the term vastly underrates what she did and her attitude towards it.” In three books and 45 years at the Royal Shakespeare Company (along with extensive work elsewhere), she transformed the way that voice work for actors was taught, and even conceived.
Tags: Art, People, Royal Shakespeare Company, 10.18.18, Cicely Berry Legendary Voice Coach For Actors Dead


Brian Murray, Beloved New York Stage Actor, Dead At 80

The South African-born Murray began his career at the Royal Shakespeare Company before settling in the U.S., where he had a 50-year career that included directing and occasional film appearances as well as countless roles on and Off-Broadway (including three Tony nominations) and in regional theater.
Tags: Art, People, Broadway, Royal Shakespeare Company, Murray, Tony, Brian Murray, 08.21.18


With Theatre Reviews Getting Cut Everywhere, How Will New Talent Get Discovered?

Lyn Gardner: "When reviewing space gets tight it is not the shiny, starry mainstream shows in the West End or at the National or the Royal Shakespeare Company that get cut, but the new, the unknown and the innovative." Especially if those shows are at regional theatres: for a producer, "schlepping across the country and […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, West End, Lyn Gardner, 02.12.18


Theater News: Royal Shakespeare Company's Coriolanus, Starring Sope Dirisu, to Screen in Movie Theaters

Shakespeare's political play is directed by Angus Jackson.
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, Sope Dirisu


The Royal Shakespeare Company Is Launching Accessible 'Chilled' Performances

This is in addition to performances that reduce the sound volume and turn up the lights - so-called "relaxed" performances - and are aimed at slightly different audiences, for "people who feel more at ease knowing they are able to leave the auditorium at any time. These include people with dementia and people with babes […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, 07.14.17


Is Shakespeare More Powerful Live Or In Cinemacast? Let's Use Heart Monitors To Find Out

The Royal Shakespeare Company will put the devices on a group of theatre patrons in July and simulcast viewers in August; the idea is to measure not only whether one medium is more or less emotionally involving, but also whether violence in mainstream movies has desensitized screen viewers to the brutality in the play. And […]
Tags: Art, Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Audience, 07.05.17, Cinemacast


VIDEO: Watch An Exclusive Trailer For The Royal Shakespeare Company's ANTONY & CLEOPATRA!

The Royal Shakespeare Company'sRome MMXVIISeason of four Shakespeare plays continues in select movie theaters across North America, directly from Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The productions are filmed for Live from Stratford-upon-Avon, the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company around the world through a continued partnership withTrafalgar Releasing formerlyPicturehouse Entertainment. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, Stratford, BWW News Desk, Avon England


BWW TV: Watch a Scene from RSC's JULIUS CAESAR, Screening Across North America as Part of 'Live from Stratford-Upon-Avon' Series

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season of four Shakespeare plays will play in select movie houses across North America, directly from Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. The productions are filmed for 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon,' the RSC program that screens the world's greatest classical theatre company around the world through a continued partnership with Trafalgar Releasing formerly Picturehouse Entertainment. Scroll down for a sneak peek at a full scene fro...
Tags: Theatre, Rome, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, Stratford, Julius Caesar, Picturehouse, BroadwayWorld TV, Avon England


RSC's THE TEMPEST Storms Into U.S. Cinemas Today

Beginning today, March 1, 2017, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will play in select movie houses across North America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, BWW News Desk


RSC's THE TEMPEST to Storm Into U.S. Cinemas This March

Beginning March 1, 2017, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will play in select movie houses across North America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, BWW News Desk


Video Flash: Exclusive: First Look at Simon Russell Beale-Led Tempest Before It Hits Cinemas

The drama is presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Intel.
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Simon Russell Beale


Royal Shakespeare Company Teams with Intel to Create on Stage Avatar for THE TEMPEST

The Royal Shakespeare Company has joined forces with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios to create a groundbreaking new production of The Tempest, one of Shakespeare's most imaginative plays. The performance uses the latest, cutting-edge technology to bring a new experience to seasoned theatre-goers and new audiences alike. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Intel, Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare, BWW News Desk


Star Studded 'Shakespeare Live! From the Royal Shakespeare Company' Coming to PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death on April 23, 2016, The Royal Shakespeare Company hosted a glittering jubilee party with an all-star cast. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, William Shakespeare, Royal Shakespeare Company, TV News Desk


RSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas Tonight

Beginning tonight, November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, Lear, BWW News Desk


Photo Flash: Ian McKellen, Eileen Atkins & Vanessa Redgrave at UK Theatre Awards

Yesterday UK Theatre gave out awards to leading talents inperforming, producing and theatremanagement throughout the United Kingdom. Sheffield Theatres' SHOW BOAT and FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIStogether took Best Musical Production, while Clare Burt picked up a performance award for the former and Rebecca Trehearn for the latter. Charlene James won Best New Play for CUTTIN' IT, andPaapa Essiedu Best Performance In A Play for the Royal Shakespeare Company's HAMLET. [Author: Marianka Swain]
Tags: UK, Theatre, Vanessa Redgrave, Royal Shakespeare Company, Rebecca Trehearn, Marianka Swain


RSC to Broadcast KING LEAR in US Cinemas This Fall

Beginning November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, US, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, Shakespeare, Lear, BWW News Desk


RSC's CYMBELINE to Screen in U.S. Cinemas This October

Beginning October 17, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare'sCymbeline will play in select movie houses across North America. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, North America, BWW News Desk


Top Posts From AJBlogs 08.17.16

Bobby Hutcherson: 1941-2016 Bobby Hutcherson, whose vibraphone playing developed deep and complex harmonies, died on Monday at home in Montara, California. He was 75. When Hutcherson came to prominence in the early 1960s, he was in the forefront … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2016-08-17 From England Via Florida With Love The Sarasota Ballet presents an all-Ashton program at the Joyce Theater. … read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2016-08-17 Groundhog Day, The (Buddhist) Musical Intell...
Tags: Art, Royal Shakespeare Company, Tim Minchin, Ajblogs, Ashton, Joyce Theater, Sarasota Ballet, Hutcherson, Bobby Hutcherson


VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company's THE TEMPEST Projects Avatar Ariel On Stage

Watch actors Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale work with technology to create a relationship between Prospero and Ariel. [Author: Michael Dale]
Tags: Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Prospero, Michael Dale, Simon Russell Beale



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