Blogs dated August 2014

Toolkit Shakespeare

August 26, 2014

Earlier this year the RSC equipped every state-maintained primary school with a Toolkit to give young children a taste of Shakespeare and to set them on a pathway of discovery.

by Viv Graver  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Our Roaring Girls Part 1 - Lisa Dillon

August 22, 2014

The Roaring Girls - a ground breaking season at the RSC - a bumper pack of plays featuring Class A roles for the girls - so how are our Roarers doing? Starting with Lisa Dillon...

by Lizzie Hopley  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Anthony Bernard

August 21, 2014

Anthony Bernard was Music Director for us between 1932 and 1942. The story goes that in 1932, Sir Edward Elgar was offered the post of Music Director by the RSC but that he turned it down, recommending Anthony Bernard in his place.

by Richard Sandland  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

And one dog in her time plays many parts...

August 19, 2014

My little show continues to go well, I had a particularly enjoyable evening performance where I thought that I detected the faint rustle of a bag of goodies emanating from the front row, I decided that a closer inspection was warranted, which seemed to concern My Roger a little - not sure that he appreciates my ad libbing.

by Mossup  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

John Wooldridge

August 12, 2014

The 1951 production of The Tempest at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon directed by Michael Benthall and starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Burton as Ferdinand, featured music by John Wooldridge.

by Richard Sandland  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Devil's preview

August 8, 2014

We did it. And after cutting the tech short to fit in a dress rehearsal, it's a feat of achievement to have survived The White Devil. Not without hiccups.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Country Dancing 1914 and 1986

August 7, 2014

Our plans to reopen The Other Place in 2016 remind me of many happy shows in the old tin hut, which stood on the site of the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.

by Richard Sandland  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Blood sweat and tears

August 4, 2014

It's the height of cruelty that slap bang in the middle of RSC Fight Week - a celebration of all things stage combat - we lose a member of the Swan Company to injury during a fight rehearsal for The White Devil.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Welcome to the archive

August 1, 2014

Ever since the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opened in 1879, music has been an integral part of the productions in Stratford-upon-Avon. Some of the great names of British music over the last century have written for us.

by Richard Sandland  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

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