RTÉ Player has launched a new on-demand Culture collection, featuring an eclectic mix of documentaries and performances from the worlds of Music, Arts, Film & TV and Literature. Each week, the RTÉ Player team suggest a ‘must-watch’ from the Culture collection.
This week, the focus is on DruidShakespeare.
In 2015, Druid Theatre Company marked their 40th anniversary with one of their most ambitious productions ever. The DruidShakespeare project featured back to back productions of Shakespeare’s History Plays and produced huge challenges for both the cast and director Garry Hynes.
To universal acclaim, fearless, pioneering director Garry Hynes and her troop took on Shakespeare’s History Plays, casting Irish women as English kings and men as bawdy widows. Wildfire Films and award winning director Maurice Sweeney was with them every step of the way, documenting the journey from school text to triumphant premiere and to rave reviews in New York City at the Lincoln Festival.
DruidShakespeare is available to watch now on RTÉ Player.