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NEWS: Leading theatre names call on Government to allow outdoor performances ‘at the earliest opportunity’

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Signatories, along with 60 other names, including Annilese Miskimmon (artistic director, English National Opera); Catherine Mallyon (executive director, Royal Shakespeare Company); Neil Constable (chief executive, Shakespeare’s Globe); Oliver Mears (director of opera, Royal Opera House); and Michelle Cawardine-Palmer (executive director, Kneehigh) have called on the Government to allow the outdoor performing arts to spearhead the sector’s return at the earliest opportunity.

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NEWS: Actor Michelle Terry will succeed Emma Rice as Shakespeare’s Globe director

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Shakespeare’s Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018, succeeding Emma Rice, whose controversial departure was announced last October. An Olivier Award-winning actor and writer, Terry is well known to the Globe’s stage, having starred as Rosalind in As You Like It (2015), as Titania/Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and as the Princess …

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The Globe’s PR crisis: How the industry reacted to Emma Rice’s departure

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My first gut response to yesterday’s news that Emma Rice was leaving Shakespeare’s Globe, announced after less than a year – and only one summer season in post – was simply “Oh my God!”. In my years of commenting on theatre, I have never been as shocked by the news of someone’s leaving a job.

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NEWS: Emma Rice departs as Shakespeare’s Globe after two years, change in artistic direction

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The Shakespeare Globe Trust Board together with Artistic Director, Emma Rice, have determined that the current nature of work, which has characterised the period since Emma assumed the position of Artistic Director in April 2016, will conclude in April 2018, when Emma will be leaving the Globe following its 2017/18 Winter Season.

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Charting The Stage 100: Who are theatre’s biggest influencers and why?

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In this new year gorgefest of lists, The Stage‘s annually compiled Stage 100 of the top influencers in theatre takes the cake. Launched in January 1997, The Stage 100 is now in its 19th year and always makes for fascinating reading – and, I’m sure, lots of behind the scenes disagreements on risers, fallers, inclusions and omissions. […]