Take a look at what Jane Levere wrote for Forbes about the Royal Shakespeare Company’s five exciting plays and brand new almost 1,000-seat Park Avenue Armory theater. Among the people she interviewed are Vikki Heywood, executive director of the RSC, and Nigel Redden, director of Lincoln Center Festival.

 

Young Patrons of Lincoln Center attended The Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of As You Like It last night and the cast came to the after-party at Nespresso’s Madison Avenue boutique.

 

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Today, New York Magazine design editor Wendy Goodman posted an extraordinary 13-photo slideshow on her blog that features the Royal Shakespeare Company in all of its glory, with lots of behind-the-scenes footage of the Scarlet and Gray Stage. Check it out now!

 

The Wall Street Journal's Barbara Chai had a fascinating Q&A with the Royal Shakespeare Company's artistic director, Michael Boyd, about his experience in preparing for the upcoming performances as part of Lincoln Center Festival. Find out how he conceives of new productions, as well as what play he's intimidated by, among many other interesting things! 

 

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s artistic director Michael Boyd and producer Jeremy Adams had much to say about the highly anticipated start of the summer’s five spectacular performances as part of Lincoln Center Festival. The shows kick off tomorrow with “As You Like It.”

 

RSC is all the buzz!

“Where else in New York City can you see a theater actually built within another building? It’s amazing.” Find out who said this in one of the five breaking RSC stories below on the corresponding websites/blogs. With the start of the Royal Shakespeare Company performances just days away, everyone seems to have RSC on their minds…

The New York Times:
Enter a Royal Ensemble, Preceded by Its Stage

The Associated Press:
English Theater Company Travels With Its Theater

DNAinfo:
Royal Shakespeare Company Builds Theater Inside Park Avenue Armory

Playbill:
A First Look at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon Theatre Re-Creation in NYC

Solange On Theater:
In New York, the Royal Shakespeare Company creates space within a space

Want to learn more about what all went into creating the up-and-coming Scarlet & Gray Stage for this year’s Royal Shakespeare Company performances, which run on July 6 through August 14, as part of Lincoln Center Festival? Look no further! You can also watch a short documentary that takes you behind the scenes of the stage’s creation, as well as view a slideshow that documents The Greene Space’s recent travels to England.

No, David Tennant isn’t coming to Lincoln Center.  But his Ophelia is, along with the rest of the Royal Shakespeare Company!  The RSC will be presenting five plays in repertory at the Park Avenue Armory in a five-week residency July 6-August 14 as a part of this summer’s Lincoln Center Festival.

Mariah Gale, seen in this Hamlet as Ophelia, is tackling another classic ingenue role at the Festival this summer as Juliet.  If you’re still craving a Doctor Who connection, her Romeo is Sam Troughton, grandson of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. And of course we all know from the third-season episode of The Shakespeare Code that the Doctor was hugely influential on Shakespeare’s work.

 

Royal Shakespeare Company

The Winter’s Tale, by William Shakespeare

July 21*, 22, 31, Aug. 2, 7, 9 at 7:30; July 23, Aug. 3, 14 (nine performances)

Directed by David Farr

Designed by Jon Bausor

Lighting by Jon Clark

Music by Keith Clouston

Sound by Martin Slavin

Choreography by Arthur Pita

Director of Puppetry Steve Tiplady

Aerial Consultant Lyndall Merry

Running time (approx.): 2 hours, 40 minutes, with one intermission

(Photo credit: Alessandro Evangelista)

    

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare

July 10*, 11, 17, 24, Aug. 3, 5, 11 at 7:30; July 12, Aug. 12, 13 at 1:30 (10 performances)

Directed by Rupert Goold

Designed by Tom Scutt

Lighting by Howard Harrison

Music and Sound by Adam Cork

Video and Projection design by Lorna Heavey

Choreography by Georgina Lamb

Fights by Terry King

Running time (approx.): 2 hours, 44 minutes, with one intermission

(Photo credit: Ellie Kurttz)