Rsc New Team - Same As The Old Team ?
Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:20 PM
This is pure speculation on my part, but Rupert Goold as AD at Northampton and at Headlong could and can nurture associate directors and also develop his own highly individual productions. He's been much more constrained at the RSC by their ongoing fixation with Shakespeare and their recent severely limited output during the Transformation period and even now still lacking The Other Place.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:33 PM
Goold is intriguing. Recently it was reported "Rupert Goold will no longer direct the English National Opera’s Wozzeck next spring", again because of unexpected scheduling conflicts with his first film, the same reason he gave for withdrawing from the RSC Troilus and Cressida production this Spring (see link below). Must be one heck of a film. I imagine antics like this will be irritating and burning a lot of bridges with the people who run these places. Just looking at the things he does direct and the things he pulls out of it looks to me like money is very important to him. Well, why not I suppose. He must have been pretty annoyed when his last RSC production (Merchant) didn't transfer to London when they specifcially told him it had to be directed in a way to accommodate a London transfer - when he submitted and then withdrew his application to take over from Boyd I wondered if he'd ever direct for them again - I guess the answer is "no".
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:46 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:08 PM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:13 AM
Posted 10 November 2012 - 11:19 AM
Yes, he comes out of that quite badly (which was the intention of course) commenting on what Hollywood is like as if he is an insider rather than just one of hundreds of wannabe film directors who they just pick up and discard according to whim.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:59 AM
Do you mean The Merchant of Venice? If so, you hold a minority view.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:27 PM
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