The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1179 Monday, 29 April 2002
Date: Sunday, 28 Apr 2002 14:42:40 +0100 (BST)
[From the Sunday Telegraph (28 April 2002)]
'Stratford saved as RSC changes its direction'
By Catherine Milner, Arts Correspondent
THE Royal Shakespeare Company is likely to drop its plans to demolish
its home at Stratford after the resignation of its director, Adrian
Noble, last week.
The proposal to replace the theatre with a new building was championed
by Mr Noble, who stepped down last Wednesday because of stinging attacks
on him and his family by opponents of the scheme.
His decision to demolish the Grade II-listed theatre at Stratford
provoked a public outcry when it was announced last autumn. Since then
it has been strongly opposed by critics including the Prince of Wales.
In its original statement last October, the company said the building
was "fundamentally flawed" and that a new