Speaking of the RSC’s Complete Works in Stratford-upon-Avon (See News, 11 Jul 2005), one company that is notable by its absence from the press materials for the event is Shakespeare’s Globe. Surely, a year-long festival celebrating the bard’s legacy (not to mention his entire canon) and involving a multitude of companies from around the country and the globe ought to also include the Bankside theatre (or at least its re-creation) where he first presented so many of his plays? RSC artistic director Michael Boyd thinks so too. He told journalists “we’ve been banging on their door for two years now” without a commitment from the Globe. The RSC still hopes to secure “some element of collaboration” with the Globe, perhaps for the second half of the festival programming, which hasn’t yet been finalised. Ultimately, it will be up to Dominic Dromgoole, who succeeds Mark Rylance as the Globe’s artistic director at the end of this year (See News, 20 May 2005).