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Re: Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1276  Wednesday, 30 May 2001

[1]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 May 2001 03:37:43 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1254 Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring

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        Date:   Tuesday, 29 May 2001 03:37:43 -0700 (PDT)
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From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Tuesday, 29 May 2001 03:37:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1254 Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1254 Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring

Thanks for the links, Ann!

Change is what you make of it.  In one of the Guardian articles, Michael
Boyd is quoted:

"We have never really been out of the West End in the last 10 years, so
I don't think there is any danger of that. And who is to say that we
won't also be staging plays in buildings that are not theatres in
future?"

Inspired, no doubt, by the interesting work done in recent years by the
Almeida (among others), including last year's "Shakespeare in
Shoreditch".  If the RSC does take this opportunity to become more
experimental, it may be a beneficial change.  I do hope the
"restructuring" doesn't mean we have to endure the likes of Callista
Flockhart as Lady Macbeth, but some of the plans sound promising.  We
can wait with guarded optimism, I suppose.

Cheers,
Karen Peterson

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Date:           Tuesday, 29 May 2001 03:37:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1254 Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1254 Adrian Noble Announces RSC Restructuring

One more link: for those interested, the RSC has redesigned their web
site.  The new version includes the full-text release of Noble's
announcement, plus lots and lots of RSC-related statistics (given, no
doubt in part, to soften the blow that the "restructuring" will also
mean the loss of 50-60 full-time jobs in the company).  You can also
learn more about such developments as their new tent -- oops, I meant to
say "elegant and visually stimulating canopied structure."

http://www.rsc.org.uk/home/index.htm

Cheers,
Karen

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