Shake­speare’s Globe names new artis­tic di­rec­tor

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EN­TER­TAIN­MENT -

LON­DON — Shake­speare’s Globe — Lon­don’s open-air, El­iz­a­bethan-style play­house — has ap­pointed Olivier Award­win­ning ac­tress Michelle Terry as its new artis­tic di­rec­tor. The Lon­don the­atre says Terry will take up the post in April 2018. She re­places Emma Rice, who is leav­ing early af­ter claim­ing a lack of sup­port from the com­pany’s board. Terry’s roles at the Globe in­clude Ros­alind in “As You Like It’’ and Ti­ta­nia in “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream.’’

She has also per­formed for Bri­tain’s Na­tional The­atre and the Royal Shake­speare Com­pany and played the lead in “Henry V’’ at Re­gent’s Park Open Air The­atre.

Terry said Mon­day she was look­ing for­ward to help­ing artists and au­di­ences “re­claim and re­dis­cover’’ the work of Shake­speare and his con­tem­po­raries, as well as new writers.

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