New York 2011

Final curtain call for the Ensemble in New York 2011

In the summer of 2011 the RSC staged a six-week residency, in association with The Ohio State University, at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival 2011.

The engagement offered New York audiences a rare opportunity to witness the highly flexible virtuosity of the current  RSC Ensemble of 44 actors, as they presented five very different plays taken from their three year journey to date: As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Winter's Tale, and Julius Caesar.

The productions were housed on a specially-constructed thrust stage that imaginatively recreated the RSC's home in Stratford-upon-Avon, installed in Park Avenue Armory's soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall.  

In October 2012, the RSC returned to the Park Avenue Armory to perform its Young People's Shakespeare King Lear to more than 1,000 New York City public school students. A filmed version will be distributed to more than 1 million students in New York City Schools in Spring 2013.

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