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The Tempest (RSC)
Twelve years ago, Prospero was cast away with his daughter to a remote island, and now he is intent on revenge. Directed by David Farr as part of the What Country Friends Is This? trilogy.
Twelfth Night (RSC)
Viola believes her twin brother Sebastian drowned. Disguising herself as a boy to work in the court of Count Orsino, she finds herself a go-between for the man she serves and the woman who refuses to love him.
Directed by David Farr, Twelfth Night played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of What Country Friends Is This? together with The Comedy of Errors and The Tempest.
The Comedy of Errors (RSC)
Shakespeare's joyful comedy of mistaken identity follows the fortunes of two sets of identical twins, accidentally separated at birth, then miraculously thrown together again. In a town the size of Ephesus, events like these can only lead to confusion.
Directed by Amir Nizar Zuabi, The Comedy of Errors played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of What Country Friends Is This? together with Twelfth Night and The Tempest.
Julius Caesar (RSC)
Shakespeare's great political thriller, Julius Caesar, found dark, contemporary echoes in modern Africa, directed by Gregory Doran.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (As You Like It) (Chekhov International Festival, Dmitry Krymov's Laboratory and the School of Dramatic Theatre Art)
Russian artist and director Dmitry Krymov presented his global premiere and unique take on Shakespeare's greatest comedy. His previous productions are internationally renowned for their innovative staging, dynamic imagery and beautiful costumes and set – which have established him as one of the most original and inventive directors working today.
Living Walls (Squidsoup)
The walls of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre came alive with living wallpapers made of animated texts and quotations from Shakespearean characters.
Of All The People In The World (Stan's Cafe)
Theatre company, Stan's Cafe, brought 989kg of rice to the RSC, a grain for everyone in the country.
An array of local and global human statistics were weighed out in rice and arranged in labelled piles by a team of auditors.
Re-coding Shakespeare, RST, Stratford-upon-Avon.
We invited students from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Designe to explore new ways of communicating the work of Shakespeare in the 21st century. The result was a collection of conceptual responses to plays, characters and the written word, using dynamic imagery and pioneering technology.
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