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25 October 2016 @ 09:03 pm
…wow.  
I did not see this coming.

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.


http://blog.shakespearesglobe.com/post/152286922818/statement-regarding-the-globes-future-artistic

I am happy about this, though:

Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around ‘shared light’ productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe’s work prior to Emma’s appointment.


There are so many theaters where you can play around - and with fascinating results - with light and sound...but when you have a space like the Globe, it's worth using it for what it's good for, instead of trying to make it something else.
 
 
 
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on October 26th, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
It is nice to have something else to think about. :)

And yes - actually enjoying Shakespeare really ought to be a prerequisite for the next candidate! I think it will make everything go much more smoothly.