Hytner To Stay On After 2013
Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:59 PM
I adore you, Jan Brock!
Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:04 PM
Yeah, I agree - Govt and other funders/influencers don't find rabble-rousing persuasive; I think in general Hytner has been good at nuanced, reality-facing debate and also at being a very persuasive voice in making the case for the importance of the arts even/especially during a time of austerity. Just chucking a tantrum and saying that arts cuts = end of the world would turn most people off immediately.
Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:34 PM
Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:50 PM
Swing your razor wide, Brendan,
Hold it to the skies!
Freely flows the blood of those who moralize.
Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:52 PM
Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:32 AM
I was at a Q&A thing with Michael Boyd a while ago and someone in the audience asked him "What are your plans for 2016 ?" and he really didn't have a clue what the significance of the question was.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:20 AM
You'd think the World Shakespeare Festival might have been better waiting for 2014 or 2016, but I suppose it makes sense to have something big and theatrey to run alongside the Olympics, to show that the UK can do interesting things too.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:55 AM
Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:59 AM
As for holding back on productions so that a new generation comes to them fresh - I trust a tongue in cheek suggestion - that's more or less what happened before Garrick revived the bard in a Stratford based Festival during which no actual plays were put on but he raised his own profile and went on to produce them in London and find some juicy parts for himself. They were beset by rain and flooding at the Festival.
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