Last Sunday marked the last curtain call of the Royal Shakespeare Company performances at Lincoln Center Festival this year, as well as the final performance of the actors as a company, which has existed for three years. Confetti floated through the air, as audience members gave the actors a rousing, standing ovation for the show.

 

"Eighty-five performances, and I’m still frightened of it…I still have to take a very deep breath." Which RSC actor told Associated Press national writer Jocelyn Noveck this about his role in King Lear? Find out by reading the story above!

 

"The audience gasps when two towering bookcases shudder and collide, sending 1,000 volumes tumbling precipitously to the stage below," began Jeremy Gerard’s review of The Winter’s Tale for Bloomberg that was posted this morning. Learn more about the actual pages of the crashing books, as well as how this collapse is made possible by the play’s technician, in the fascinating story above.

 

Bloomberg's Jeremy Gerard and Philip Boroff contrast the final two plays of the Royal Shakespeare Company residency at Lincoln Center Festival, The Winter’s Tale and Julius Caesar, in their review above. “The final two of the five Royal Shakespeare Company productions at the Park Avenue Armory offer a remarkable contrast in styles,” they wrote. Read the rest!

 

"Just when we thought New York’s summer cultural offerings were as rich as they could be— what with Central Park SummerStage, Mostly Mozart, the Metropolitan Opera concerts in parks in all five boroughs, etc.— the city welcomes one of the world’s most important arts institutions from abroad," a Classical TV News editor wrote a couple of weeks back about the Royal Shakespeare Company. Now, with the RSC residency nearing its end as part of the 2011 Lincoln Center Festival, this statement couldn’t have proven to be more true for its global New York City audience. Take a look!

 

"The irrational tyranny of kings is a well-mined subject in Shakespeare’s plays, but the self-destructive jealousy of King Leontes in "The Winter’s Tale" is particularly shocking, especially when performed as searingly as the current Royal Shakespeare Company production in New York, a partnership with the Lincoln Center Festival and the Park Avenue Armory," begins the Associated Press’ review of the performance. Read the rest by clicking on the link above!

 

Check out the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space’s new video with Royal Shakespeare Company actors Forbes Masson, Katy Stephens, Jonjo O’Neill and Ansu Kabia, along with others. They discuss everything from working together for three years to their involvement in the New York repertory residency.

 

Batter up! Last Tuesday night, members of the Royal Shakespeare Company took a break from performing at the Park Avenue Armory to watch the Mets beat the Cardinals, 4-2, at Citi Field. Read what some of the actors had to say to the NY Daily News reporter Joe Dziemianowicz.

 

Check out a story by NY1 reporter Frank DiLella on the riveting Royal Shakespeare Company performances at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival. Be on the lookout for another report that is scheduled to air on the network this weekend at some point!