DIRECTOR’S TALK: DAVID FARR The director of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Hamlet in conversation with journalist Paul Allen. They discuss why Hamlet is still a student at the age of 30, why Gertrude remarries in the play and answer audience questions about the set for this production and how Farr chose what parts of Shakespeare’s text to cut.
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.