WRITERS, directors and special guests will be dropping by for a chat at the RSC this autumn.
Playwright David Edgar curates and presents Making A Scene – a series of talks asking modern writers about their relationship to Shakespeare.
The series will include Edgar in conversation with author Margaret Atwood whose new book is a re-imagining of The Tempest, which is also being staged at the RST this autumn, starring Simon Russell Beale
He also talks to recently commissioned RSC playwrights Ella Hickson (Wendy & Peter Pan) and Tom Morton-Smith (Oppenheimer) about their favourite scenes from Shakespeare, and where they find inspiration in his work.
There will also be pre-show director talks with Blanche McIntyre (The Two Noble Kinsmen), Gregory Doran (King Lear) and Loveday Ingram (The Rover), who will speak about the process of creating RSC productions.
Prolific playwright Edgar’s association with the RSC began at The Other Place, when his play Destiny was staged there in 1976.
His other plays for the RSC include Pentecost, Written on the Heart and the multi award-winning Nicholas Nickleby.
He founded Britain’s first postgraduate playwriting course at the University of Birmingham, and became the country’s first Professor of Playwriting Studies. His book about playwriting, How Plays Work, was published in 2009.
Admission to all Making a Scene talks is £5.
Visit www.rsc.org.uk for tickets and further details.