The Royal Shakespeare Company performs five plays in repertory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.
As You Like It
Shakespeare's delightful comedy of disguised identity and wooing by proxy is directed by RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd, whose production reflects the play's somber historical context while capturing the liberating power of love.
Romeo and Juliet
Rupert Goold's savagely hectic production of Romeo and Juliet has been praised as an impetuous anthem for doomed youth. It is set in a torch-lit, Catholic world, where impulses reign and people act before they think.
Greg Hicks has won unanimous critical praise for his ghost-like Lear, the aged king who earns his fate because of his shallow demand for love in words rather than actions, in David Farr's production of King Lear.
The Winter's Tale
David Farr's magical production of The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's most emotionally complex and theatrical play, which he wrote before he left London to return to his native Stratford for good.
Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is both a political thriller and a character study about the treacherous assassination of the Roman emperor Julius Caesar led by co-conspirators Brutus and Cassius, who fear the leader has become too powerful.
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