RSC Takes On New Work

The Royal Shakespeare Festival is producing a festival of new works, its first serious new work at Stratford since 2001. “The recommitment to new writing signals a return to the RSC’s traditional values, widely seen as having been dismantled by Boyd’s predecessor, Adrian Noble, who moved the company out of its London base at the Barbican, and threatened to bulldoze the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) in Stratford.”