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Setting the Stage: Royal Shakespeare Company in New York

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

SETTING THE STAGE follows the final stages of the three-year journey that brings the Royal Shakespeare Company to the Park Avenue Armory in New York. On the way, we meet actors, directors, technicians, visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, and generally explore the working life of an extraordinary company, who are the guardians of the legacy of an extraordinary playwright.

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Once More Unto the Bard: The Royal Shakespeare Company Takes New York

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The RSC has transported seven productions and a frame-by-frame replica of its theatre to the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. The occasion is the company’s 50th anniversary, and it is celebrating by coming to the city for a six-week residency that starts on Wednesday.

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A New Theater of Sound

Collaborations

Friday, July 01, 2011

WNYC's Leonard Lopate hosted a conversation with Michael Boyd, Nigel Redden, Rebecca Roberston, and David O. Frantz of the Royal Shakespeare Company about what it means to transport an entire company and theater across the Atlantic for the Shakespeare theatrical canon. Watch Michael Boyd discuss the differences between British and American audiences.

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Features

Royal Shakespeare Company Comes to NYC with Its Own Theater

Thursday, June 30, 2011

At a theater built inside the Park Avenue Armory, the RSC will perform five repertory plays. See images of the Stratford-upon-Avon replica here.

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A New Theater of Sound

Setting the Stage: The Royal Shakespeare Company in The Greene Space

Thursday, June 30, 2011

From July 6 through August 14, the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) will perform five of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival.  The RSC’s theater technicians are building a full-scale replica of the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Theatre thrust stage auditorium in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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WQXR Features

Opera Venues in New York City: A Scorecard

Friday, May 27, 2011

New York City Opera has announced it is leaving the 2,550-seat David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for other venues starting next season. It has yet to say where it will go, or what operas it will present. The organization did suggest some parameters: three of the operas will be suitable for a larger house, and two for smaller spaces. Where do you think City Opera should go? Read about some possible candidates and share your opinions in the comments box below.

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Binary Code as Art: Ryoji Ikeda at the Park Avenue Armory

Thursday, May 19, 2011

A new installation by the Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda opens at the Park Avenue Armory on Friday. The audio-visual work, which looks like visual math, uses data from NASA and the Human Genome Project to make sounds and visual projections that immerse the viewer.

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WNYC News

Armory Arts Week Kicks Off In New York

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Armory Arts Week is officially underway. The annual city-wide week of arts events is expected to draw more than 60,000 attendees and generate more than $40 million in economic activity for the city.

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Nadia Sirota

Large-Scale Awesomeness

Monday, February 28, 2011

I am still reeling from the incredible spectacle and absurdly musically-satisfying event that was Inuksuit at the Armory last week. While many pieces written on this scale can be at best a fun gimmick, this was a moving, compositionally pristine work that happened to be absolutely massive. When I was excitedly recapping the event with a participating piccolo player, we found ourselves comparing Inuksuit to The Gates in Central Park: something that could well have been graceless and unwieldy that was executed so well as to be really, really wonderful.

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Avant Garde Musicians Take Over Park Avenue Armory

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More than 200 avant garde musicians will take over the Park Avenue Armory this week for the first ever Tune-In Music Festival. The performers will play the work of contemporary composers Steve Reich, John Cage, Georg Friedrich Haas and others.

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Studio 360

The (New) Last Supper

Friday, December 10, 2010

There’s a new art installation on Manhattan’s Upper East Side that’s creating quite a stir.  It opened just last weekend, but already, it’s commanding attention for its dramatic, novel use of light and sound.  You may have heard of the artist: Leonardo da Vinci. Sort of.

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A Carnival Comes to the Park Avenue Armory

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This summer's state fairs have for the most part taken their funnel cakes and trans fats out of the Big Apple. But New Yorkers looking for campy fun this weekend need look no further than Manhattan's Park Avenue.

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Studio 360

Shakespeare on the Small Screen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This week, the Royal Shakespeare Company announced that it will come to New York for a five-play residency during the summer of 2011, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.  And the company will perform the plays in a full-scale replica of its Stratford-upon-Avon theater reconstructed inside the ...

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