The incoming 2016 season launched by the Royal Shakespeare Company got very valuable elements to me!
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, they make new productions of the Bard’s plays.
They start with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” A Play for the Nation, I talked about already in my previous posts.
Then they annunced the new season in Stratford-Upon-Avon (regarding other writers, too) http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/
I’m sure lot of interesting actors will be in the cast.
For the moment, today I noticed, thanks to Terri Paddock tweets, that actor Oliver Johnstone is even in two plays by William Shakespeare!
He will play:
- Iachimo in Cymbeline http://www.rsc.org.uk/cymbeline/ 29 April – 15 October 2016 – that seems another sneaky role for him, according to the plot (I don’t know this play).
- and Edgar in King Lear http://www.rsc.org.uk/king-lear/ 20 August -15 October 2016 – according to what I remember from King Lear NT Live, Edgar is an unlucky, apparently naive man, who’s wiser than he seems.
Those plays will be also broadcast live around the world:
(images: copyright Royal Sakespeare Company, from the Winter brochure)
This would be the right occasion to visit Stratford on Summer: celebrating the Bard myself and seeing Oliver on stage twice.
Let’s see what I can manage… I believe that Stratford will be much expensive during the whole year, but what a holiday this would be!