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Setting the Stage: the RSC in The Greene Space – Collaborations

Thursday, June 30, 2011

7:00 PM

From July 6 through August 14, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will perform five of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The RSC’s theater technicians are building a full-scale replica of  the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatrethrust stage auditorium in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Panelists Michael Boyd, Nigel Redden, Rebecca Roberston, and David O. Frantz will come together to speak with WNYC's Leonard Lopate about what it means to transport an entire company and theater across the Atlantic and what this partnership means for the City of New York and the Shakespeare theatrical canon.  Additionally, The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR will premiere a short video documentary that takes audience behind the scenes of this extraordinary theatrical undertaking.   

Watch Michael Boyd discuss the differences between British and American audiences.


In Collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company, Lincoln Center Festivals, Park Avenue Armory and in Association with the Ohio State University.  New York Magazine is the Media Sponsor of Royal Shakespeare Company Residency.

The Greene Space Talks Shakespeare is a part of A New Theater of Sound made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation

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Leonard Lopate