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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

Royal Shakespeare Company to stage virtual reality show

Motion sensors on actors in Dream will let them interact with their surroundings and the audience.
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‘Hamlet,’ ‘King Lear’ Highlights, as Royal Shakespeare Company Finds Streaming Home on BroadwayHD (EXCLUSIVE)

The U.K.’s Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has found a global streaming home with theater specialist BroadwayHD. Nine RSC titles will debut on BroadwayHD in January, with 20 more productions set to arrive in February and March. Highlights include “Hamlet,” directed by Simon Godwin and starring Paapa Essiedu (“I May Destroy You”); “King Lear,” directed by […]
Tags: News, Global, Royal Shakespeare Company, Hamlet, Lear, King Lear, Paapa Essiedu, Simon Godwin, BroadwayHD, U K s Royal Shakespeare Company RSC

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

Royal Shakespeare Company to receive £19.4m government loan

It says this will help to secure its immediate future against the backdrop of the pandemic.
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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
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Mad Max: Fury Road’s Hugh Keays-Byrne Dies at 73

Mad Max: Fury Road’s Hugh Keays-Byrne Dies at 73 The Mad Max franchise has seen a few iconic stars over the years, but one of the most notable was Anglo-Australian performer Hugh Keays-Byrne, the only one to portray two villains across the four films, but is sad to report (via ScreenCrush) that the actor has died at the age of 73. RELATED: George Lucas, Mark Hamill & More Pay Tribute to Star Wars’ Dave Prowse PB = PB || {}; PB.gpt...
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Alan Rickman's 27 volumes of diaries to be published as one book

The Diaries of Alan Rickman, written by the actor until his death with the intention of one day publishing them, will be released in autumn 2022The diaries of the late actor Alan Rickman are to be published, with 27 handwritten volumes of his “witty, gossipy and utterly candid” thoughts about his career and life spanning more than 25 years set to be edited down into a single book.Publisher Canongate has acquired the rights the actor’s diaries, which will be published as The Diaries of Alan Rickm...
Tags: Books, Publishing, Film, Robin Hood, UK News, Culture, Stage, Autobiography and memoir, Royal Shakespeare Company, Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, Rickman, Hans Gruber

U.K.’s Iconic Royal Shakespeare Company Theaters to Remain Closed Until 2021

The U.K.’s iconic Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) theaters at Stratford-upon-Avon will not reopen for full productions until 2021 due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, artistic director Gregory Doran and executive director Catherine Mallyon have confirmed. In the meantime, the RSC’s activities will continue outdoors and online. “Despite our wish to re-open our theaters […]
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Royal Shakespeare Company: Job cuts as programme cancelled

The Royal Shakespeare Company says social distancing prohibits it opening its theatres this year.
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‘Chariots of Fire,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor Ian Holm dies at 88

By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESS LONDON — Ian Holm, a versatile British actor whose long career included roles in “Chariots of Fire” and “The Lord of the Rings” has died. He was 88. Holm died peacefully Friday morning in a hospital, surrounded by his family and carer, his agent Alex Irwin said in a statement. His illness was Parkinson’s-related. “His sparkling wit always accompanied a mischievous twinkle in his eye,” Irwin said. “Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.’...
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Ian Holm, Star of ‘Alien’, ‘Lord of the Rings’, and Much More, Dead at 88

Ian Holm, a classically trained Shakespearean actor with an intimidating list of credits, has died. Holm’s agent issued a statement saying the actor “died peacefully in the hospital in the company of his family and caregiver,” adding, “Charming, kind and ferociously talented, we will miss him hugely.” Holm was 88. The actor became an established member of the Royal Shakespeare Company before moving into television and film. Ian Holm was one of those actors who was great in just about anythin...
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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

Sam Mendes Makes a Passionate Plea to Save UK Stage Theatres, Calls Upon Netflix and Amazon for Help

Much of our focus on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic have been on Hollywood, because that’s the business we cover. But we also have a vested interested in stage theater, since that’s where a lot of the silver screen’s biggest stars and filmmakers have cultivated their talents before becoming household names in Hollywood. That’s why Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes (1917, American Beauty) has made a passionate plea for the government, donors and even Amazon and Netflix to help the stage...
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Royal Shakespeare Company Postpones and Cancels All Planned 2020 Performances

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has postponed or canceled all of its planned performances for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The RSC said the move was a response to the continuing U.K. lockdown, alongside government advice that social distancing will need to remain in place for some time. All remaining planned performances of “The […]
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Three New Law School Concepts

It is possible that traditional law schools will reinvent themselves structurally from the ground up and become exemplars of innovative 21st-century lawyer formation. It is also possible that I will play Polonius, the irritating giver of unwanted advice, in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s next production of Hamlet. Both these scenarios would be welcome (especially Act III, scene iv, when the advice-giver behind the curtain finally gets what’s coming to him). More likely, however, the reinvention...
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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

Novel by Minneapolis writer Kate DiCamillo to be a musical in London

"The Magician's Elephant" will be staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company for Christmas.
Tags: London, Minneapolis, Royal Shakespeare Company, Kate DiCamillo

Big Oil should rebel against its customers | Financial Times

Big Oil should rebel against its customers | Financial Times:Big companies are rarely popular but Bernard Looney has become BP’s next chief executive at a particularly touchy moment. The Royal Shakespeare Company has withdrawn from a sponsorship deal with BP, citing the alienation of young theatregoers, and protesters have dubbed its head office in London a “crime scene”.As Extinction Rebellion activists mounted protests against climate change this week, oil companies are as reviled as banks and...
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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

How Magic Leap, Video Games Are Defining Future of Royal Shakespeare Company

At the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon, Sarah Ellis has the difficult job of figuring out where theater of the 1500s fits into the 21st century. As Director of Digital Development, a title which might seem out of place in an industry ruled by live, human performances, Ellis represents a recent seachange on […]
Tags: Features, Virtual Reality, Magic Leap, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford, Ellis, Electronic Arts, Digital Development, Mxied Reality, Avon Sarah Ellis

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

Theater Review: As You Like It, by the Royal Shakespeare Company

A wonderful production of my favorite comedy.
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I Trod the Boards at the Royal Shakespeare Company

I had a brief moment on stage at the Royal Shakespeare Company's current production of As You Like It.
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Take the kids to … The Play’s the Thing, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

The magic of Shakespeare, and theatre, is in the spotlight at an exhibition that mixes costumed fun, technology and thousands of historical artefactsStratford’s Swan Theatre is home to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) permanent exhibition, which takes visitors through 100 years of theatre in the Bard’s home town. Exhibits at The Play’s The Thing range from costumes worn by famous actors who’ve performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) to a copy of the playwright’s first folio. Displa...
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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