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What is the Royal Shakespeare Theater?

What is the Royal Shakespeare Theater?

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) is a 1,040+ seat thrust stage theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare. It is located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace – in the English Midlands, beside the River Avon.

Is the Royal Shakespeare Company open?

Ticket update Government guidance now permits theatres to open to their full capacity with no social distancing, but we are continuing a phased approach to easing restrictions this summer in Stratford-upon-Avon for performances of The Comedy of Errors.

How many Theatres do the Royal Shakespeare Company have?

We have three permanent theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre, which both share a building on Waterside, and The Other Place, which is a short walk away on Southern Lane.

Who designed the Royal Shakespeare Theatre?

Elisabeth Scott
Royal Shakespeare Theatre/Architects

What theaters did Shakespeare perform in?

Shakespeare worked mainly at two theatres during his writing lifetime, the Globe (now reconstructed on London’s South Bank in its original site) and the Blackfriars.

Did Shakespeare own a theater?

Shakespeare became a full-time professional man of his own theatre, sharing in a cooperative enterprise and intimately concerned with the financial success of the plays he wrote. Unfortunately, written records give little indication of the way in which Shakespeare’s professional life molded his marvelous artistry.

What was Shakespeares theatre company originally called?

The King’s Men is the acting company to which William Shakespeare (1564-1616) belonged for most of his career. Formerly known as the Lord Chamberlain’s Men during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, they became the King’s Men in 1603 when King James I ascended the throne and became the company’s patron.

What was the theater like in Shakespeares time?

The theatre in Shakespeare’s time was much different than it is today. Authors wrote plays for the masses, especially those who couldn’t read or write. The theatre changed a lot during Shakespeare’s lifetime. The authorities didn’t like it and didn’t allow acting in the city itself.