Royal Shakespeare Community Blog

Meet our community across the UK who help us keep Shakespeare's work alive.

When we temporarily closed the doors of our theatres in March, we invited our audiences from across the local, national and global community to play their part in keeping Shakespeare’s work alive. This blog series introduces some of the members of our community and shares what Shakespeare and theatre means to them in the places where they live, work and study.

 

What theatre means to me

What theatre means to me

28 September 2020

In our final blog of the series, three young women share what theatre means to them and their vision for what it should be in the future.

Andrew in Stratford and beyond

Andrew in Stratford and beyond

6 October 2020

Actor Andrew French talks about some of the good things that have come out of lockdown.

Freya in York

Freya in York

29 September 2020

On theatre, missing theatre and why lockdown felt like 'having endless post-show blues.'

Rufaro in Stratford-upon-Avon

Rufaro in Stratford-upon-Avon

22 September 2020

"It is imperative that we show the next generation that they have other options for their future careers." Rufaro describes his hopes for theatre in the future.

Ella in Hull

Ella in Hull

15 September 2020

"I have often been the only black person in a room of actors" - young actor Ella describes what she hopes to achieve as a member of our Youth Advisory Board.

James in Stratford-upon-Avon

James in Stratford-upon-Avon

8 September 2020

“It’s the moment when a young person gets it for the first time – they realise it’s not just posh old fashioned poetry.”

Azita in Birmingham

Azita in Birmingham

1 September 2020

“Schools are having to adapt significantly and it’s an incredible comfort knowing that we have the RSC supporting us in this new educational challenge.”

Beccy in Blackpool

Beccy in Blackpool

25 August 2020

I can’t wait until I can step through those doors, take my seat, wait for the lights to go down, the audience to hush, and the curtain to rise…

Sayana in Northampton

Sayana in Northampton

18 August 2020

RSC Youth Advisory Board member Sayana talks about the Board's work and the importance of the arts for herself and other young people.

Joseph in Stratford and beyond

Joseph in Stratford and beyond

13 August 2020

Actor Joseph Kloska reflects on lockdown, working with our Education team, and how his dream of playing Leontes at the RSC is still very much alive.

Emma in Cumbria

Emma in Cumbria

30 July 2020

"We will have Shakespeare on the stage in our school again“. The headteacher of Dowdales School, Cumbria describes how the school fared through the pandemic and what the future holds.

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