The Hard Road To Reinventing The RSC

The Royal Shakespeare Company has fallen on hard times. “Millions of dollars in debt, scrambling for London outlets for its work and hungrily in pursuit of a vigorous new aesthetic, the company is in the midst of an ambitious attempt to reinvent itself under a new artistic director, Michael Boyd, the fifth man to hold the job since the company’s inception in 1960. Each step taken by this new administration is being watched closely, especially since it’s encountered obstacles in exporting productions from Stratford.”