Cultural Playing Field


Shakespeare United and 2012 by Robin Simpson
September 23, 2010, 10:37 am
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On Monday I was in London for a meeting at the Covent Garden offices of the Royal Shakespeare Company with Geraldine Collinge and Ian Wainwright of the RSC and Ian Flintoff, the founder of Shakespeare United. Shakespeare United is a project supported by the actors’ union Equity which started in 2004 with the intention of developing a massive Shakespeare celebration across the UK (see http://www.shakespeare2012.com). A particular focus of Shakespeare United is to take Shakespeare to places where there is currently no theatrical activity. We discussed possible links between Shakespeare United, the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival and Open Stages – the RSC/Voluntary Arts pro-am project. We identified a number of ways in which these programmes might support each other and agreed that they should naturally complement each other.

Robin Simpson.

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