Topics

Ted Hughes
National Theatre goes global with 'Phèdre' broadcast
National Theatre goes global with 'Phèdre' broadcast

In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to make large swaths of tickets cheaper than a trip to the movies, and he's championed female and minority directors and playwrights -- even accusing London's critics of being "dead white men." But this past week saw the debut of Hytner's biggest gamble to date: NT Live. NT Live, which launched Thursday in more than 270 cinemas, is an attempt to bring upscale drama to the multiplex. Sitting in his office overlooking the...

Loading