The 2017 RSC Summer School is now sold out. If you are attending, the schedule for the Summer School week is below.

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ABOUT THE SUMMER SCHOOL

Now in its 70th year, this celebrated week-long course offers participants insights into current productions and the theatre-making process with talks by actors and directors.

August 2017 is a very special year for the RSC Summer School, as we celebrate 70 years of this much-loved annual event that combines lectures and discussions with leading academics alongside the actors and creative artists involved in staging the shows.

Whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, or a member of the general public, this week long course provides the perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in theatre and develop your knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare’s plays. At the same time you will gain insights into the creative processes that underpin our productions, as well as into the RSC as a company.

The RSC Summer School is delivered in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and takes place at The Shakespeare Institute and the RSC’s TOP in Stratford-upon-Avon from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 August 2017.  We'll publish the full schedule as soon as it's available.

The cost for a full week of lectures, seminars and discussions is £180 for RSC Members and £190 for non-Members, plus the cost of performance tickets.

Summer School tickets for the evening performances of Julius Caesar (Monday 14 August), Salome (Tuesday 15 August) Antony & Cleopatra (Wednesday 16 August) and Titus Andronicus (Thursday 17 August) are available to purchase separately via the RSC website or by calling the RSC Box Office.

Ideal for

The course is open to all adults aged 18+ and is ideal for teachers.

Venue

The Shakespeare Institute and The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Dates

Sunday 13 - Friday 18 August 2017.

Time

10am-3pm

Cost

£180 RSC Members, £190 Non-Members, plus cost of performance tickets.

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DRAFT PROGRAMME 2017

Already attending? Here is your draft programme for the day.

Please note that the content and order of sessions is subject to change, but timings will stay the same.

Sunday 13 August

  • 6pm - 8pm: Welcome Reception (Shakespeare Institute)

Monday 14 August

  • 10am - 11am: Michael Dobson on Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11,30am - 12.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • Evening Show: Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)

Tuesday 15 August

  • 10am - 11am: Russell Jackson on Salome (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11,30am - 12.30pm: Erica Whyman, RSC Deputy Artistic Director (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • Evening Show: Salome (Swan Theatre)

Wednesday 16 August

  • 10am - 11am: Dame Janet Suzman on Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11,30am - 12.30pm: Zoe Ford, Assistant Director on Antony & Cleopatra (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • Evening Show: Antony & Cleopatra (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)

Thursday 17 August

  • 10am - 11am: Elizabeth Sandis on Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11,30am - 12.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • 2.30pm - 3.30pm: TBC (Studio Theatre, The Other Place)
  • Evening Show: Titus Andronicus (Royal Shakespeare Theatre)

Friday 18 August

  • 10am - 11am: Michael Billington & Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 11,30am - 12.30pm: TBC (Shakespeare Institute)
  • 12.30pm - 2pm: Buffet Lunch (Shakespeare Institute)
 

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