2008 RSC Residency
The 2008 RSC at Davidson Residency centered on a first-ever collaboration between the RSC and Davidson College, the development of a new play. Over a period of four weeks, the highly respected playwright, Rona Munro, crafted Little Eagles in association with RSC Associate Director Roxana Silbert and a cast of professional actors from both the United Kingdom and the United States. The result of this collaboration was a brand new work, seen for the first time in work-in-progress performances on the stage 0f the Duke Family Performance Hall.
Since the Residency, Munro has developed Little Eagles into a sweeping history play about the 1960's space race between USSR and USA. The first part of Munro's trilogy looks at idealism against a Cold War backdrop and will be directed by Roxanna Silbert in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the 2011 RSC season.
In addition to the New Play Project, an academic symposium, Imagining History: Shakespeare and His Legacy,featured a lecture by playwright Edward Albee. The symposium offered an integrated approach to Shakespeare through collaborations between the Theatre and the English departments.
2007 RSC Residency
In another season of world-class theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company returned to Davidson from January 18 through February 18, 2007. Performing in promenade in the transformed Duke Family Performance Hall, the company staged Pericles and The Winter’s Tale, two productions from the acclaimed RSC international theatre festival, “The Complete Works.”An academic symposium, featuring scholar and author Stephen Greenblatt, examined Shakespeare’s late plays, offering the public and the campus community unique learning opportunities with the cast, production team, and many guest speakers.
2006 RSC Residency
The Royal Shakespeare Company returned to Davidson January 23 through February 4, 2006, with “Infinite Variety: Love and Family in Shakespeare.” The two-week educational residency with RSC Learning was comprised of programs and workshops for the college and greater community, centering on educational, personal, and historical aspects of love and family as expressed in the works and time of William Shakespeare.
2005 RSC Residency
The 2005 RSC Davidson Residency was the second such partnership in a series of five, planned annually from 2005–2008. This year's residency opened with Julius Caesar and The Two Gentlemen of Verona and encompassed public workshops and educational symposia. Members of the RSC shared their expertise with Davidson students in more than fifty classes across the curriculum.
2002 RSC Residency
The Royal Shakespeare Company produced its 2001-2002 world tour of Merchant of Venice in association with Davidson. In a unique venture that included a two-week performance and educational residency on the Davidson campus, it was the famed company's only announced appearance in North America for 2002. It was only their second-ever residency at an American college or university.
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