The Royal Shakespeare Company Bids Thee Farewell

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s ambitious repertory season at the Park Avenue Armory is entering its final stages. All five of the Shakespeare plays the company is presenting have now officially opened. In the last two weeks of the season, which runs through August 14th, viewers could potentially see all the productions in succession. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times joins Jeff Spurgeon in the studio to find out what stood out from the residency. 

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arthur feinberg from new rochelle, ny

The armory does provide the intimacy that brings the audience closer to the actors. However, it is a drill shed, acoustically a barn, and even with assisted listening devices, the great language, beautifully delivered, is too often swallowed up. I have attended three of the productions, and had I not taught these plays to my high school classes so often, I might not always have been aware of what was being spoken. Despite that, it was a great theater going experience to see and hear the RSC perform in New York.

Aug. 03 2011 05:47 PM

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