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The Royal Shakespeare Company is the world's leading classical theatre company. It is committed to presenting Shakespeare in a vibrant and living context and developing new writing alongside classical works. The company will be redeveloping its base in Stratford over the coming years.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £15,675,270
  • 2013-2014: £16,035,801
  • 2014-2015: £16,466,778

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Henry IV DVD and Blu-ray trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

***NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER*** RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs Shakespeare's epic pair of plays with a cast including Antony Sher as Sir John Falstaff, Jasper Britton as King Henry and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal. www.rsc.org.uk/shop/category/e23c4cb0-951d-46a5-91ac-b7ece81c43cd/ Henry IV Parts I & II were recorded live at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. The productions were broadcast live to cinemas on 14 May and 18 June 2014 respectively. This box set includes an exclusive special edition double-sided poster and a commentary by Director Gregory Doran and Assistant Director Owen Horsley. Running time: 336 minutes + 47 minutes of extras Discs: 4 Subtitles: EN / FR / DE Region: All regions Part I With his crown under threat from enemies both foreign and domestic, Henry IV prepares for war. As his father gets ready to defend his crown, Prince Hal is languishing in the taverns and brothels of London, revelling in the company of his friend, the notorious Sir John Falstaff. With the onset of war, Hal must confront his responsibilities to family and throne. Part II King Henry's health is failing but he is uncertain Hal is a worthy heir. Meanwhile, Falstaff is sent to the countryside to recruit fresh troops, where he gleefully indulges in the business of lining his own pockets. As the King's health continues to worsen, Hal must choose between duty and loyalty to an old friend in Shakespeare's heartbreaking conclusion to this pair of plays. DVDs will be dispatched from 2nd February www.rsc.org.uk/shop/category/e23c4cb0-951d-46a5-91ac-b7ece81c43cd/

Gregory Doran on Death of a Salesman | Royal Shakespeare Company

Artistic Director talks about the background and story of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

The Shoemaker's Holiday | Onstage trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

http://www.rsc.org.uk/shoemaker The Shoemaker's Holiday is delighting critics and audiences alike. Now playing in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out more at www.rsc.org.uk/shoemaker

Love's Labour's Won | Live from Stratford-upon-Avon | Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

Love's Labour's Won (or Much Ado About Nothing), directed by Christopher Luscombe, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, on 4 March 2015. To find your nearest cinema visit http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk

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Love's Labour's Lost | Live from Stratford-upon-Avon | Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Christopher Luscombe, will be broadcast live to cinemas from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, on 11 February 2015. To find your nearest cinema visit http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk

Interview with Gregory Doran | Henry IV Parts I & II | Royal Shakespeare Company

Interview with Director Gregory Doran about Henry IV, Parts I and II. Henry IV Parts I and II played in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre during 2014 and plays in the Barbican, London until 24 January 2015. www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/henry-iv

Oppenheimer | Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

Meet the father of the atomic bomb Determined to cast off his radical past and struggling with tempestuous relationships with his colleagues, wife and mistress, the ambitious J. Robert Oppenheimer must race to create the weapon to end all wars. Tom Morton Smith's epic and powerful new play Oppenheimer opens in the Swan Theatre from 15 January, watch the dramatic new trailer now. www.rsc.org.uk/oppenheimer

Love's Labour's Won | Synopsis | Royal Shakespeare Company

Director Christopher Luscombe explains the story of Love's Labour's Won, now playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/loves-labours-won/?from=wo-mdd

Love's Labour's Lost | Synopsis | Royal Shakespeare Company

Director Christopher Luscombe explains the story of Love's Labour's Lost, now playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/loves-labours-lost/?from=wo-mdd

Love's Labour's Lost & Love's Labour's Won | Onstage Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

The five star Love's Labour's Lost and Love's Labour's Won (Much Ado About Nothing) are now playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out more and buy tickets at www.rsc.org.uk

Rooftop Restaurant | Royal Shakespeare Company

See what's on offer at the Rooftop Restaurant at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon. Serving modern British food in a stunning setting, the Rooftop Restaurant serves food from 11:30am. Join us for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or cocktails.

The Shoemaker's Holiday | Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

Shoes. Sexy since 1599. Filled with fun, frivolity, a little scandal and plenty of laughs, The Shoemaker's Holiday is set in the London of 1599 in a world of class, conflict and cobblers in love. The Shoemaker's Holiday opens in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 11 December. www.rsc.org.uk/shoemaker

The Christmas Truce | Synopsis | Royal Shakespeare Company

Director Erica Whyman explains the story of The Christmas Truce, from a glorious summer's day in 1914 to the trenches and a truce on the Western Front that the men and women involved would never forget. http://www.rsc.org.uk/whats-on/the-christmas-truce/

Meet the actors - Nicholas Gerard-Martin | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Nicholas Gerard-Martin tells us more about playing the First Carrier in Henry IV Parts I & II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Nia Gwynne | Henry IV Parts I & II | Royal Shakespeare Company

Nia Gwynne tells us more about playing Doll Tearsheet in Henry IV Part II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Antony Sher | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Antony Sher tells us more about playing Sir John Falstaff in Henry IV Parts I & II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Elliot Barnes-Worrell | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Elliot Barnes-Worrell tells us more about playing Francis in Henry IV Part I. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Alex Hassell | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Alex Hassell tells us more about playing Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Paola Dionisotti | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Paola Dionisotti tells us more about playing Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Parts I & II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Martin Bassindale | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Martin Bassindale tells us more about the character of Peto in Henry IV Parts I & II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Antony Byrne | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Antony Byrne tells us more about the character of Pistol in Henry IV Part II. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Sam Marks | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Sam Marks tells us more about the character of Poins in Henry IV Part I. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Jonny Glynn | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Jonny Glynn tells us more about the character of Rakehell in Henry IV Part I. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

Meet the actors - Leigh Quinn | Henry IV | Royal Shakespeare Company

Leigh Quinn tells us more about playing a nun and a whore in Henry IV Part I. Henry IV Parts I & II plays at London's Barbican from 29 November - 24 January. Find out more at http://www.rschistories.org.uk/

The Christmas Truce | Trailer | Royal Shakespeare Company

Christmas Eve. 1914. Something astonishing is about to happen… Our winter family production The Christmas Truce tells the incredible and inspirational story of real events 100 years ago, when across no-man’s land, guns were set aside, carols were sung and an unforgettable game of football took place. Phil Porter’s uplifting new play for families celebrates a truly remarkable Christmas story. The Christmas Truce opens on 29 November in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. www.rsc.org.uk/truce

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