DIRECTOR’S TALK: LUCY BAILEY The director of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2013 production of The Winter’s Tale. Talking to RSC events co-ordinator Nicky Cox and taking questions from the audience, Bailey explains why she was reluctant to direct The Winter’s Tale and what made her change her mind. She also talks about the differences between Sicilia and Bohemia in the play, and about how she chose her fool. Following its run in Stratford, The Winter’s Tale is going on a UK tour to Milton Keynes, York, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Hull and Stoke.
DIRECTOR’S TALK: ROXANA SILBERT The director of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Life of Galileo in conversation with journalist Paul Allen. They talk about what Galileo means to Roxana, who comes from a family of physicists, about working with Mark Ravenhill, who provided the new translation of Brecht’s play, and about how Brecht’s Galileo relates to the real Galileo. A Life of Galileo is playing as part of The World Elsewhere, a season of three plays exploring what was going on in the rest of the world during Shakespeare’s lifetime.