Showing topics: Directing Shakespeare

Shakespeare Theater of DC – As You Like It – interview w the director

Director Michael Attenborough discusses his American directing debut –

As You Like It at The Shakespeare Theater of Washington, DC


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.


Globe On Screen: Introduction by Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director

An introduction by Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, to the Globe On Screen season.

From September 2012, Globe On Screen brings three of the critically acclamined 2011 theatre season productions to cinemas across the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well (UK/AUS/NZ 26 September, USA October 11) and Much Ado About Nothing (UK/AUS/NZ 10 October, USA October 23), and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (UK/AUS/NZ 26 October, USA November 8) will be shown in their entirety.

To find a venue near you and book tickets, visit


Shakespeare’s Globe: Henry V directed by Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war.

Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ – and beyond.

Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.


OSF: Illuminating KING LEAR

Artistic Director Bill Rauch talks about the 2013 season’s production of KING LEAR, playing in the Thomas Theatre February 21 to November 3, 2013.

To learn more about this play or to purchase tickets, visit our website here:


Two Gents: Interview with Director Sarah Rasmussen (2/2)

In this segment, Director Rasmussen talks more about her thoughts on the production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.”

The play will run in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre from June 5 through October 12 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


OSF: Two Gents: Interview with Director Sarah Rasmussen (1/2)

In this part of the interview, Director Sarah Rasmussen talks about Shakespeare’s play, “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and her vision for this production.

The play will run in the Allen Elizabethan Theatre at OSF from June 5 through October 12.