New writing

American Trade, 2011

Shakespeare's genius continues to astound, as much for the resonance of his themes as the brilliance and beauty of his words.

These works are an exhaustible source of inspiration for contemporary writers, who are vital in enriching our understanding of them.

We have 20-30 playwrights working on new plays for us at any one time and recently re-launched the RSC Studio to provide the resources for writers, directors and actors to explore and develop new ideas for our stages.

We believe that our writers help to establish a creative culture within the Company which both inspires new work and creates an ever more urgent sense of enquiry into the classics.

The benefits work both ways:

  • actors naturally learn the language of dramaturgical intervention and sharpen their interpretation of roles
  • writers benefit from re-discovering the stagecraft and theatre skills that have been lost over time

Discover more about new writing at the RSC.

The RSC Literary Department is generously supported by THE DRUE HEINZ TRUST.

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