Tag Archives: Gregory Doran

Ithaca in Stratford-upon-Avon: A Tribute to Sir Derek Walcott.

By Miranda Jones, Research Advocate, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust In 1991 the Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Adrian Noble, discussed the next potential project for the Stratford-upon-Avon stage with Gregory Doran. It was Doran’s first production with the company (of which he is now Artistic Director), and he wanted to produce a play […]

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Doing Something about ‘Hamlet’

  February 4 And now.   The play has been read. It’s so compact! It’s so complete!  Each line is so…significant! So…powerful!   Calm down.  Yes, it’s a powerful play. More so with each reading. So what else is new?   The available spin-offs have been watched, some not previously seen. Star Trek?? Oh yes. […]

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Year of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar at the RSC

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   Julius Caesar, RSC, dir. Gregory Doran, at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 19 July 2012 By Monika Smialkowska, University of Northumbria ‘Is this a holiday?’ (1.1.2) The question which Flavius asks of […]

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A post-colonial view of Julius Caesar.

I was moved to write this blog when I read Anjna’s thoughts on the play in her recent post. Gregory Doran’s production of Julius Caesar received five star reviews in The Sunday Times and The Independent on Sunday and four stars almost everywhere else. The cast is fantastic, the design is brilliant and the production […]

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Julius Caesar at the R.S.C.

Yesterday I chaired a fascinating post-performance discussion with a lovely group of undergraduates from the University of Vermont about Gregory Doran’s new African production of Julius Caesar for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Three of them volunteered to be part of the YearofShakespeare.com project and to record their reactions for the archive… listen to ‘Julius Caesar […]

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Sun Breaks on Shakespeare’s Secrets

Shakespeare loves being talked about. I’m sure he was delighted when audience members (crammed into The Globe or the Blackfriars theatre) nudged one another and exchanged thoughts about the plays. One of the earliest references to him as a writer relates to his ‘sugared sonnets among his private friends.’ It’s good to imagine poems in […]

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Listen to ‘Cardenio’ in Conversation…

On Saturday, we welcomed an audience of around 80 people to The Shakespeare Centre to hear the R.S.C. director Gregory Doran (Honorary Fellow of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust) and Professor Tiffany Stern (University College, Oxford, and Trustee of S.B.T.) talk about Cardenio. They had such different things to say about this so-called ‘lost’ and re-imagined […]

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Shakespeare and I: Greg Doran

‘Shakespeare and I’ was an idea that grew from two events held as part of last year’s Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival, for which travel writer Jan Morris and television presenter Michael Wood made a personal selection of poems and then discussed them with me. But we wanted Shakespeare to play a more prominent part in the […]

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