National supremo Nick Hytner on Phedre
in Directors, European Theatre, International, Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
29th May 2009
NT LIVE SPECIAL: NICHOLAS HYTNER
The artistic director of the National Theatre talks in depth to Heather Neill about his revival of Phedre ahead of its live satellite broadcast to 70 cinemas in the UK, and 200 round the world on June 25. He outlines the rationale behind this bold new initiative and discusses working on Racine in detail.
We aim to be as creative and imaginative as we can about the way we shoot it but what we are going to be conveying is the excitement of the theatre.