July 6 – August 14, 2011
“A thrilling production of Shakespeare’s most macho play.” – The Times (London)
As You Like It
“[a] beautiful, serious comedy.” – The Times (London)
“Madness with a majestic touch” – The Independent (London)
Romeo and Juliet
“Sexy, dark and genuinely tragic” – The Guardian (London)
The Winter’s Tale
“… breathtakingly theatrical” – The Observer (London)
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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The RSC’s broadly acclaimed production of Julius Caesar, directed by Lucy Bailey, will replace the performances of Antony and Cleopatra during the company’s Lincoln Center Festival residency. Click Here if you have tickets to Antony and Cleopatra.
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
Rendering: dbox, Inc.
Lincoln Center Festival Box Office will be open to the public on site at Park Avenue Armory two hours prior to curtain time. The schedule varies by day.
Call the Lincoln CenterCharge Box Office for Performance Tickets
(212) 721-6500 or TTY (212) 957-1709
Buy tickets to Panel Discussions by clicking on the desired discussion below or by calling the Park Avenue Armory Ticket Hotline
(212) 933-5812 (9:30am – 6:00pm M-F).
The Armory Ticket Hotline is for Panel Discussions only. Please call CenterCharge for Performance Tickets and Information.
Faith in Shakespeare
Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 6:00pm
Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:00pm
Buy tickets to Panel Discussions by clicking on the desired discussion above or by calling the Park Avenue Armory Ticket Hotline
(212) 933-5812 (9:30am – 6:00pm M-F)