RSC Special: director Phillip Breen on The Shoemaker’s Holiday

13th February 2015

The Shoemaker's Holiday. Photo: Pete Le May
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The director of the Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday (Royal Shakespeare Company) talks to writer and broadcaster Paul Allen about the contradictions of class, rags to riches and high heels. He also responds to audience questions about casting David Troughton in the role of Simon Eyre, and how Thomas Dekker and William Shakespeare write about the working class. Recorded in the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 17 December 2014.

It’s not a rags to riches story… You’re born rich, you’re born poor, you get rich, you get poor, but it’s about what you do with it when you’ve got it.