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Royal Shakespeare Company – Antony Sher | Henry IV part I

Antony Sher talks about the playing Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV Part I.

Henry IV Parts I and II play at the Royal Shakespeare Company until the 6 September 2014 and then on tour until 24 January 2015.

The productions are also being broadcast live to cinema’s worldwide on 14 May 2014 and 18 June 2014 respectively with further encore broadcasts.


Royal Shakespeare Company – What the audience thinks | Henry IV Part I

Audience reactions to Henry IV Part I, currently playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Henry IV Part I plays in Stratford-upon-Avon until 6 September, before a UK tour and performances at London’s Barbican. The production will also be broadcast live to cinemas on 14 May.


Royal Shakespeare Company – Learning and Performance Network

This five minute film charts the remarkable journey with Shakespeare of a class of 15 year olds from Queensbridge Performing and Visual Arts College in Birmingham as part of the RSC’s national schools programme, The Learning and Performance Network.

The film is a behind-the-scenes record of the impact on the students, their teacher and parents as they first encounter Shakespeare and The Winter’s Tale, rehearse an extract for a local Shakespeare festival involving 5 other schools and then perform it on the stage of our Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. It shows the impact on young people of making a deep connection to Shakespeare.

Filmed and edited by Eelyn Lee Productions Ltd


Royal Shakespeare Company – First Encounter: The Taming Of The Shrew

Meet director Michael Fentiman (and his cow), actors Katy Stephens and Forbes Masson and company stage manager Julia Wade … they’re just some of the people bringing our First Encounter: The Taming Of The Shrew production to young people in schools and theatres in England and the US.

Why are they doing this show especially for young people? Find out in the film.


Royal Shakespeare Company – Interview with Christopher Luscombe

Director Christopher Luscombe introduces his productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s Won (also known as Much Ado About Nothing). These Shakespearean comedies will play as a double-bill in The Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Both plays will be also be broadcast live to cinemas and streamed free to schools.

They will also share a setting based on a splendid country house just before and just after the First World War, designed by Simon Higlett. Edward Bennett and Michelle Terry will play the lovers in both productions.


Royal Shakespeare Company – Open Stages Directors’ Weekend

Find out what happened when directors from the RSC’s Open Stages project came to Stratford-upon-Avon for the weekend to meet each other and share ideas.

Open Stages is our project engaging with amateur theatre makers.
Over the next two years we will be working with seven partner professional theatres to support 100 amateur theatre companies across the UK to produce their own RSC Open Stages Shakespeare production.
The support includes
• skills sharing events
• workshops
• master classes with RSC practitioners
• director mentoring and showcases

The amateur companies involved will be performing their productions between April 2014 and April 2015.


Royal Shakespeare Company- Student coach trips

Students tell us what they think of the coach trips that we run from Universities to the Royal Shakespeare Company.