Royal Shakespeare Company

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'That is our job in theatre – I'm gonna make you love me!' Noma Dumezweni meets Harriet Walter
The stars of stage and screen chat about playing witches, seeing ghosts and stepping into another legend’s shoes

Chris Wiegand

23, Feb, 2021 @8:18 AM

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Amy Trigg: a born performer with sci-fi dreams and a dizzying range
Our new series profiling theatre talents continues with a sparky, award-winning writer-actor committed to making her industry more inclusive

Arifa Akbar

17, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'A critic said my stomach was a warning to us all!' Simon Callow meets Derek Jacobi
The theatre legends look back at working with Laurence Olivier and Peter O’Toole, the pain of biting reviews, the joy of a good run – and the agonies of being miscast

Chris Wiegand

16, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Is this an avatar I see before me? Audience takes to stage in virtual Shakespeare play
Video game software enables actors to interact with viewers
in real-time fantasy

Dalya Alberge

07, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Zainab Hasan: a remarkable star calling time on stereotypes
In our new series profiling exciting theatre talents, the actor-writer remembers lessons from Phyllida Lloyd and rapping in Molière

Arifa Akbar

03, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Playwright Mark Ravenhill: why I took up ballet after my mum died
He tried dance to cope with grief – and found himself in a class with ‘25 mostly retired ladies’. It all fed into a new play, about his mother, his childhood and his obsession with Jemima Puddle-Duck

Chris Wiegand

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A midsummer night's sax comedy: the return of the lost Shakespeare jazz musical
It had the hottest musicians, the coolest singers – and Louis Armstrong playing Bottom. But Swingin’ the Dream was a $2m flop. Can the RSC breathe new life into this big band take on the bard?

James Shapiro

06, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A happy ending for King Lear? Trauma of plague caused Shakespeare to change play’s finale
The Bard, like us, lived through a period of trauma. One expert now believes it coloured his later plays

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Dec, 2020 @8:45 AM

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Philip Voss obituary
Compelling actor whose versatile career encompassed Doctor Who, James Bond and the RSC

Michael Coveney

20, Nov, 2020 @11:49 AM

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Herbert Kretzmer obituary
Journalist who found fame and fortune when he wrote the English lyrics for Les Misérables

Michael Coveney

14, Oct, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Royal Shakespeare Company says more than 150 roles at risk due to pandemic
RSC aims to open its biggest Stratford theatre in December, but two other venues will remain closed until 2022

Chris Wiegand

06, Oct, 2020 @3:58 PM

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Barbara Jefford obituary
Actor who exuded intensity and stillness on stage in a vast range of Shakespearean roles

Michael Coveney

16, Sep, 2020 @7:27 PM

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