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In this programme Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Michael Boyd talks to Whatsonstage.com contributor Heather Neill about the company’s upcoming cycle of eight history plays soon to play Stratford-upon-Avon in July.

With a cast that includes Nicholas Asbury, Hannah Barrie, Keith Bartlett, Maureen Beattie, Rob Carroll, Richard Cordery, Chuk Iwuji, John Mackay, Forbes Masson, Luke Neal, Sandy Neilson, Ann Ogbomo, Lex Shrapnel, Anthony Shuster, Jonathan Slinger, Katy Stephens, James Tucker, David Warner, Roger Watkins, John O'Gaunt and Clive Wood, Boyd talks in-depth about the nature of ensembles, typecasting and mounting Richard II and Henry IV parts one and two in the Courtyard Theatre.

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