Shakespeare 400 Years
Gregory Doran - Artist Director of RSC: Shakespeare 400 Years


Hong Kong Arts Festival Distinguished Cultural Leader Talk Series

Gregory Doran – Artistic Director of Royal Shakespeare Company: Shakespeare 400 Years


400 years since William Shakespeare’s death, the characters he created continue to enthrall and his words continue to resonate. Why is Shakespeare still popular? What does the future hold for the playwright and his works?


Gregory Doran, the Artistic Director of Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), described by the Sunday Times as “one of the great Shakespearians of his generation”, will address these and related questions and examine Shakespeare’s enduring influence and the RSC’s role in sustaining this legacy.


The talk will be moderated by Ms Angela Mackay, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Financial Times.


In English


Gregory Doran

Gregory Doran was appointed as the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director in 2012. Doran began his career with the RSC as an actor. He directed his first RSC production in 1992, commissioning Derek Walcott to write an adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey for The Other Place.  He was made an Associate Director in 1996, and became Chief Associate Director in 2006.  Doran has directed nearly two thirds of the Shakespearean canon, and notable productions include All’s Well That Ends Well with Dame Judi Dench, Macbeth with Sir Antony Sher and Dame Harriet Walter, and Hamlet with David Tennant and Sir Patrick Stewart.  Most recently Doran directed Henry V, before reviving Richard II and Henry IV Parts I & II with the same company of actors. 



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11 Mar 2016 (Fri) 
2:00 - 3:00pm



The Lounge, The Residence, Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong



$100 (Includes coffee/tea)


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