Emma Rice

If You Don’t Trust Shakespeare, Don’t Do It

Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare - Shakespeare’s Globe - 21 April 2017Director - Daniel KramerDesigner - Soutra GilmourChoreographer - Tim ClaydonLighting - Charles Balfour

Emma Rice, a fine, innovative director, became the Globe director who started the rumpus – she famously stated that Shakespeare was like medicine, and wanted to modernise a theatre most famous for being a replica of the original. It was a bad fit; she went on to direct a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ that did indeed […]

Duff Up Your Shakespeare

Midsummer

The news that director Emma Rice is to step down from the Globe Theatre after only just starting. Ms Rice is clearly very talented but her skill set and what the Globe required were always going to be at odds to one another, so why did they hire her? There are plenty of venues where […]