Royal Shakespeare Company Announces 1996-1997 Season

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The Royal Shakespeare Company has just unveiled its upcoming 1996-1997 Season.

The Royal Shakespeare Company has just unveiled its upcoming 1996-1997 Season.

The RSC's new season, under artistic director Adrian Noble, will be the first one where the company will abandon London for six months, instead concentrating on productions at its home base at Stratford-Upon-Avon and touring the regions.

Highlights of the season include Alex Jennings, recently introduced to American audiences in the touring and Broadway productions of the RSC A Midsummer Night's Dream, in starring roles in Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing. Steven Pimlott's profile, already high following his recent posting to the company directorship of this year's Stratford April-October season, is set rise further and those productions transfer to London in the autumn.

Meanwhile at Stratford's The Other Place, for the first time all the presentations will share a common theme. Director Katie Mitchell will program a season exploring the culture of the medieval period. Events will include theatrical productions and music.

Following is the 1996-1997 Royal Shakespeare Company's Season. Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Much Ado About Nothing
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Michael Boyd
    starring Alex Jennings
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Ian Judge
  • Cymbeline
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Adrian Noble
  • Hamlet
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Matthew Warchus
    starring Alex Jennings
  • Henry VIII
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Greg Doran
  • Little Eyolf
    by Henrik Ibsen
    directed by Adrian Noble
  • Spanish Tragedy
    by Thomas Kyd

London Season

  • As You Like It
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Steven Pimlott
    starring Niamh Cusack
  • In The Company Of Men
    by Edward Bond
    directed by Edward Bond
  • Macbeth
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Tim Albery
    starring Roger Allam
  • Troilus and Cressida
    by William Shakespeare
    directed by Ian Judge
    starring Joseph Fiennes (brother of Ralph) and Victoria Hamilton
  • The Herbal Bed
    by Peter Whelan
    directed by Michael Attenborough
    starring Teresa Banham and Joseph Fiennes
  • Learned Ladies
    by Moliere
    directed by Steven Pimlott
  • The White Devil
    by John Webster
    directed by Gale Evans
    starring Richard McCabe and Jane Gurnett
  • Three Hours After Marriage
    by John Gay
    directed by Richard Cottrell
    starring Clive Francis and Jane Gurnett
  • The General From America
    by Richard Nelson
    directed by Howard Davies
    starring Corin Redgrave
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