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RSC AT 50

The RSC at 50 was a three part series from BBC Radio 4 produced by Beaty Rubens and presented by James Naughtie.

The 30-minute programmes "explore not only the history of the company but also why the work it does matters to the British cultural scene.

Part one, The Ensemble, aired April 5, 2011 at 11:30 am and followed the new cast of Macbeth, the play that will open the new Shakespeare theatre in Stratford.

Part two, The First Ten Years, aired April 12, 2011 at 11:30 am.  Peter Hall and Peter Brookand talk about the founding of the company in 1961.

Part three, The New Theatre, aired April 19, 2011 at 11:30 am. The final episode looks at the challenges of building the new theatre and "why performing Shakespeare matters to the artistic well-being of the nation." 

David Tennant and Patrick Stewart give their comments.

You can read more about David's Hamlet by clicking here!

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