Epicoene, on 24 January 2013 - 10:51 AM, said:
Here is apparently what the direct quote is:
"This winter season acts as a prologue to a wider plan, stretching forward over the next five years. I hope we will work through the entire canon, producing all his plays in our new Royal Shakespeare Theatre, but without repeating the titles in that time".
Any get-out clauses in that ? As you say, the logistics of achieving that look impossible.
A slightly different quote in the Members' Newsletter:
"We will present all Shakespeare's plays over roughly five years, but not repeating any. To do this we will not perform Shakespeare in the Swan Theatre during that time"
(get out clause in this case being "roughly"). Odd that the only info he gives on how he's going to do all the plays is that he's going to do it by halving the number of theatres he uses! Laudable aim, at any rate: as I've whinged about previously the high repetition rate of some of the plays over the past few years has been ridiculous.