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The CAPITAL Centre: Teaching Shakespeare (and More) through a Collaboration between a University and an Arts Organization

The CAPITAL Centre: Teaching Shakespeare (and More) through a Collaboration between a University... The CAPITAL Centre: Teaching Shakespeare (and More) through a Collaboration between a University and an Arts Organization Jonathan Bate and Susan Brock Context Both the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the University of Warwick were founded in the early 1960s, and both seek to combine international exce-l lence in their respective fields with a commitment to local links in the English West Midlands. Since their inception, there have been many links between the two organizations. University staff from the Departments of English and Theatre Studies have contributed program notes for productions, advised directors, and assisted in the rehearsal process at the RSC, while actors, directors, and designers have visited the university and given students insights into the workings of a theater company and its productions. Early in the new century there was a concerted effort to develop a more sustained and systematic relationship. This coincided with the amb-i tion of new RSC artistic director Michael Boyd to reinvent the company as a learning organization, where research is an integral part of the process of making theater. A number of initiatives were explored. For instance, the RSC was committed to a return to its original 1960s policy of commissioning a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pedagogy Duke University Press

The CAPITAL Centre: Teaching Shakespeare (and More) through a Collaboration between a University and an Arts Organization

Pedagogy , Volume 7 (3) – Oct 1, 2007

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Duke University Press
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1531-4200
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1533-6255
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10.1215/15314200-2007-004
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The CAPITAL Centre: Teaching Shakespeare (and More) through a Collaboration between a University and an Arts Organization Jonathan Bate and Susan Brock Context Both the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the University of Warwick were founded in the early 1960s, and both seek to combine international exce-l lence in their respective fields with a commitment to local links in the English West Midlands. Since their inception, there have been many links between the two organizations. University staff from the Departments of English and Theatre Studies have contributed program notes for productions, advised directors, and assisted in the rehearsal process at the RSC, while actors, directors, and designers have visited the university and given students insights into the workings of a theater company and its productions. Early in the new century there was a concerted effort to develop a more sustained and systematic relationship. This coincided with the amb-i tion of new RSC artistic director Michael Boyd to reinvent the company as a learning organization, where research is an integral part of the process of making theater. A number of initiatives were explored. For instance, the RSC was committed to a return to its original 1960s policy of commissioning a

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PedagogyDuke University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2007

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