What's On in Stratford-upon-Avon Summer 2014

Gregory Doran talks about his Summer 14 season


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Why is Shakespeare so quotable?

'Nowadays we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognise the quotations' said Orson Welles.

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Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday with a meme

Make a meme for Shakespeare's 450th birthday.

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CD release for Henry IV Parts I and II

Featuring music and speeches, you can now pre order the new CD from our shop.

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Henry IV Part I director's talk

Gregory Doran talks to writer and broadcaster Paul Allen about the production.


The Roaring Girl: facts about Moll

Dubbed the 'Governess of London's underworld', Mary Frith was also known as Moll Cutpurse.

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Irish President visits the RSC

President Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins visited the RSC as part of their state visit to the UK.

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New blog post: Martin Bassindale

"The Royal Shakespeare Theatre is epic. Then you stage Henry IV in it and it becomes even more epic."

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Arden of Faversham

Actress Sharon Small and director Polly Findlay on the production of this classic play.

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Two Gentlemen of Verona promo

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Casting is announced for Simon Godwin's production opening this July.

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Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

Artistic Director Gregory Doran will be holding a live Twitter interview.

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Them sexy Victorians

The Roaring Girl's Lizzie Hopley on her research into Victorian erotica.

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Midsummer Mischief Festival

Today we have announced further details of forthcoming festival Midsummer Mischief.

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New blog post from Nick Day

"The RSC take artist development rather seriously."

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Matilda 1000th performance

Matilda the musical celebrates its 1000th performance.

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Introducing Henry IV Part II

Gregory Doran explores the language and imagery of Henry IV Part II.

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Easter activities

Easter holiday family activities at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Richard II DVD goes on sale

The DVD of the live broadcast of Richard II goes on pre-sale.

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New Exhibitions

Introducing new Exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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Henry IV Part I and Part II

Technical rehearsals have begun as we prepare for the opening of two forthcoming productions.

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Deerek Jacobi's costume from Cyrano de Bergerac

Rehearsal Cam

We've asked actors from the Henry IV company to send us their pics and videos from rehearsals.

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Roaring Girl blog

Lizzie Hopley from The Roaring Girl company writes about how it feels to dress as a man.

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Pics from Henry IV rehearsals

Take a look inside the rehearsal room for Henry IV Parts I and II with our picture gallery.

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Learning to Roar

Find out why actors from The Roaring Girl company learnt the art of 'drag kinging' last week.

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Behind the scenes

Find out what happened behind the scenes when we filmed the new trailer for Henry IV Parts I and II.

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New video from First Encounter

Director Michael Fentiman thinks seeing a Shakespeare play when you're young can change your life.

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New Henry IV blog posts

New posts from Martin Bassindale and Simon Yadoo - blogging from the Henry IV rehearsals.

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World's biggest Shakespeare lesson

Registration is now open for our free broadcast of Henry IV Parts I and II to schools.

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