Tom Morton-Smith discusses his RSC bio-play Oppenheimer
in Historical Drama, New Writing, Playwrights
17th February 2015
INTERVIEW: TOM MORTON-SMITH
The playwright tells Matt Trueman about Oppenheimer, his new bio-play of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man behind the Manhattan Project, writing about history and science for the stage and what impact Shakespeare has on new writing at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Recorded at the RSC’s offices in London, 12 February 2015.
You’re trying to stay true to the spirit of the characters as real people and historic figures, but they have also come to represent things, so you’ve got to pay attention to that.