RSC OPEN DAY 2008
The 2008 Open Day took place on August 31st. This highly anticipated annual event allows the public to find out more about the work that goes into making a production come to life, the Royal Shakespeare Company opened its doors for a variety of free and paid events.
Highlights of the Open Day Programme
RSC Chief Associate Director, Gregory Doran and RSC Director of Music John Woolf introduce newly discovered musical treasures from the RSC Archives, performed by the RSC Band and Choir.
Working with the Works - Shakespeare Institute - 3.30–4.30pm, £10, £5 ages 16-25
Jonathan Bate, co-editor of the RSC Complete Works and RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran in discussion, looking at how an editor’s decision can affect interpretive choices in the rehearsal room and performance.
Performing Shakespeare - The Courtyard Theatre, 7-8pm, £10, £5 ages 16-25
Drawing on a lifetime's experience of playing Shakespearean roles, Oliver Ford Davies and company talk about the practical challenges involved in performing Shakespeare. Oliver Ford Davies spent twelve years with the RSC performing in over twenty-five productions and won the Olivier Award for Best Actor for Racing Demon whilst at the National Theatre. This year sees Oliver return to the RSC as part of the Hamlet acting company