Park Avenue Armory

Royal Shakespeare Company

“Madness with a majestic touch.”
The Independent (London) on King Lear

“A thrilling production of Shakespeare’s most macho play.”
The Times (London) on Julius Caesar

“[a] beautiful, serious comedy.”
The Times (London) on As You Like It

“Sexy, dark and genuinely tragic”
The Guardian (London) on Romeo and Juliet

“… breathtakingly theatrical”
The Observer (London)on The Winter’s Tale

This rare United States appearance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, coming to New York for an unprecedented six-week residency, is a theater experience not to be missed. Co-presented by Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory, in association with The Ohio State University, the critically acclaimed ensemble performs five of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays on a full-scale replica of its Royal Shakespeare Theatre recreated in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall. “The Armory exerts her own extraordinary gravitational pull on you, opens her long arms wide to your biggest ideas, your greatest emotions and your highest ambitions. Shakespeare can’t wait to meet her.” – Michael Boyd, Artistic Director, RSC

“It’s an hubristic thing we’re trying to do.” Michael Boyd, Artistic Director, RSC. The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR takes you behind the scenes in this unprecedented partnership between Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory, in association with The Ohio State University to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to New York for an unprecedented six-week residency to launch five Shakespearean works: The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, As You Like It and King Lear.

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Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, and the Royal Shakespeare Company gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and foundations that have made possible the summer 2011 engagement: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Suzie and Bruce Kovner with additional generous support from The Pershing Square Foundation, Susan and Elihu Rose, Lady Sainsbury of Turville, F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., The Bodman Foundation, The supporters of the Producers Circle.

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