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Arts/Culture
4:44 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Royal Shakespeare Company puts spotlight on creative process at UM

In his madness, King Lear (Ian McKellen) reaches lucidity. His conversation with Gloucester (William Gaunt) reveals a new awareness of the world.
Manuel Harlan Royal Shakespeare Company

Members of the Royal Shakespeare Company are back in Ann Arbor, but they won’t be performing any of the classics while they’re in town.

The RSC is doing a “creative residency” at U of M this month, which means they'll focus on the development of two new plays - "Boris Godunov,” and “The Orphan of Zhao."

U of M English Professor Ralph Williams says the residency allows students to get an insight into the creative process, and a sense of what he calls “possible excellence." Here's how he describes it:

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