The 73rd RSC Summer School is moving online for August 2020

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We are very sad that we cannot run the Summer School in Stratford-upon-Avon this year, its 73rd year. However, we are planning a short online Summer School programme that will enable you to connect with RSC artists and Shakespeare Institute academics, available to anyone who wants to join us.

The programme will take place for one hour each day between 25 – 27 August 2020. You will be able to access the sessions through a Zoom link, which will be sent to all participants the week before the events. The programme aims to provide an insight into the productions that were due to open in 2020 and are now postponed to 2021.

This year's programme will include:

  • Tuesday 25 August, 11-12pm: 

    The Wars of the Roses – A taste of things to come

    RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran interviews Director Owen Horsley about Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3. This session will include RSC actors bringing parts of the text to life. 

  • Wednesday 26 August, 11-12pm

    Professor Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, introduces The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s late comedy.  
  • Thursday 27 August, 11-12pm:
    The Winter’s Tale – A play for today 

    Gregory Doran interviews RSC Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman about her postponed production of The Winter’s Tale. This session will include RSC actors sharing some of their work from The Winter’s Tale rehearsal rooms.

Ideal for

Teachers, students and members of the general public


Online Link (Zoom)


25 - 27 August 2020



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