The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0410 Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Date: Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 11:31:20 +0100
Subject: What Happened to 'FESTE'?
Comment: SHK 19.0397 What Happened to 'FESTE'?
My colleague Mairi Macdonald has already indicated that FESTE is still alive and
well under the guise of the RSC Performance Database. It is accessible via the
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's website www.shakespeare.org.uk, by following the
links to the Library and Archive. The page address is
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/content/view/339/339/. There is also a link to the
Database from the RSC's website though it is necessary to drill down quite a way
to find it.
The database is kept up to date with information relating to RSC productions,
based mainly on programmes from the RSC's archives. The data indexed includes
both cast and creative teams, and some information about upcoming productions.
The database is as accurate and complete as we can make it for productions by
the Shakespeare Memorial/Royal Shakespeare Company going back to 1879, and is a
major source of information for anyone interested in Shakespeare in production.
Also available through the same main page is the catalogue of RSC archives and
related material, which although far from complete contains records for
collections of photographs, RSC prompt books and viewing copies of videos of RSC
Head of Shakespeare Collections
Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive
tel +441789 201838
fax +441789 296083
Web address: http://www.shakespeare.org.uk
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am to 5pm; Wednesday
10am to 7 pm; Saturday 9.30am to 12.30pm.
The Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive is now entered using the Education
Department entrance on the left hand side of the Visitors Centre
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