Thespian students take to the stage

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 19, 2013 04:19 PM |
Students to perform Richard III in association with Open Stages and Royal Shakespeare Company
Thespian students take to the stage

Act III, Scene 8 of Shakespeare’s Richard III, from an edition of 1743. From the University of Leicester Library Special Collections

University students will be performing Shakespeare’s Richard III as part of the UK's biggest amateur theatre project - Open Stages.

The performance, which will take place at Leicester Cathedral, is one of 90 Open Stage performances planned between 2013-2016.

Open Stages is in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) along with 6 partner theatres. Theatres will work with 86 selected amateur groups, among which are University students, to support them with mentoring and workshops to create their own RSC Open Stages production in their own venue.

The focus is on learning, with each amateur company receiving training, director mentoring, feedback and support from the RSC and partner theatres. The project is part of the RSC's commitment to transforming the relationship between amateur and professional theatres.

Open Stages is financed by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

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