'The Royal Shakespeare Company at 50'
On 20 March 1961 it was formally announced that the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon would become known as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and its company as the Royal Shakespeare Company (Addenbrooke 47). 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of this important moment in the history of the company. It was also the year which saw the formal reopening of the renovated main house and the adjoining Swan Theatre, following their three-year transformation (2007-10) at a cost of 112.8 million pounds. This essay and this special section of issue 2 commemorates and reflects on the RSC at 50.
Citation:Keenan, S. (2012) The Royal Shakespeare Company at 50. Shakespeare, 8 (2) pp.195-201
Research Group:English Research Group
- School of Humanities