Coountdown to publication
We have spent the last couple of months building the edition website and writing an array of articles to appear around publication time in April. The big one is a massive essay on the justification for using the First Folio as base text for all the plays. But there’ll also be a podcast with actor Michael Pennington illustrating the workings of Shakespearean verse, something from RSC chief associate Artistic Director Greg Doran, a highly opinionated bibliography by me (on which comments will be very welcome!) and ‘RSC Stage Histories’ of each of the plays, drawing an amazingly thorough A-Z of Stratford productions, actors, directors and other personnel on the web, which is run privately and out of sheer love of the theatre, by Simon Trowbridge – well worth checking out at Stratfordians: A Dictionary of the RSC.