The Year Of The Bard

The Royal Shakespeare Company is preparing to mount every play the Bard ever wrote, all within a single calendar year. “A new 1,000-seat Stratford venue, the thrust-staged Courtyard, opens in July and will be used alongside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan. Not that matters are confined to conventional spaces; Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried, will host the politics and pageantry of Henry VIII.”