Hall - son of RSC founder Sir Peter Hall - is reported as having left because of differences over rehearsal times and over casting.
Whatever the actual reason, this is further unhelpful publicity for the RSC, in what has proved to be a very stressful year for the company. Edward Hall is a highly regarded young director whose Julius Caesar for the RSC was well-received.
Although he has carved out his career on his own merits, the fact that he is Sir Peter's son will add to the discomfort that the RSC will feel at his decision to withdraw from this latest production.
—By by Paul Webb Theatrenow