So the Globe may not want to copy the RSC, but does the RSC want to copy the Globe? According to artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, speaking at his inaugural season’s press conference (See Today’s News), the answer is yes. Revealing that 15 RSC staff had toured the Globe Theatre this month, he predicted that the Stratford-based organisation would erect a new home in London within the next seven years and that the building would be “remarkably similar” to the semi-in-the-round Globe because “they know Shakespeare works better here than anywhere”. An RSC spokeswoman told that the company currently had no such plans. A team had visited the Globe, as well as “countless other theatres” in the UK and abroad, to survey best practices towards its £100 million redevelopment of Stratford’s Royal Shakespeare Theatre, which is due to be completed in 2009.