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The Stars Come Out To Play

Looking "upwards" in the spiral staircase of the old, 1930`s era section of the RSC Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.

 

The Royal Shakespeare Theatre (RST) is a large theatre owned by the Royal Shakespeare Company dedicated to the British playwright and poet William Shakespeare.

It is located in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare's birthplace - in the English Midlands, beside the River Avon.

The theatre re-opened in 2010 after undergoing major structural changes.

 

The present theatre opened on 23 April 1932 on the site of the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (opened 19 April 1879), which had been destroyed by fire on 6 March 1926. The architect was Elisabeth Scott, so the theatre became the first important work erected in this country from the designs of a woman architect. It is now managed by the Royal Shakespeare Company and was renamed Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 1961.

  

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Taken on September 17, 2012