Magazine article Screen International

RSC, Picturehouse to Broadcast Live Productions

Magazine article Screen International

RSC, Picturehouse to Broadcast Live Productions

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Richard II, starring David Tennant [pictured], will be the first of three RSC Shakespeare plays to be filmed live during the next year.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) is collaborating with Picturehouse Entertainment to screen its productions live from Shakespeare's home town, Stratford-upon-Avon.

RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's Richard II will be the first of three RSC Shakespeare plays to be filmed live during the next year. The production, starring David Tennant in the lead role, will be filmed on Nov 13 and simultaneously screened into over 100 cinemas around the country and also available in North America, Australia, Japan and Northern Europe.

On Nov 15, the production will also be streamed into up to 1,000 schools, reaching an estimated 60,000 students through a collaboration with Ravensbourne College and the Janet Network. …

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