The Clark to Broadcast Five Productions of London's National Theatre Live

For Immediate Release

August 23, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute welcomes the fifth season of National Theatre Live broadcasts, offering a rich array of London’s best productions, ranging from classic to contemporary. Five productions will be shown at the Clark; tickets for each show are $18 ($15 members, students). To order tickets, visit or call 413 458 0524.

September 26, 2013 at 2 pm
Othello, newly married to Desdemona who is half his age, is appointed leader of a military operation to defend Cyprus from the Turks. Iago, his ensign, passed over for promotion in favor of young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair. Adrian Lester, last seen at the National as Henry V, takes the title role, playing opposite Rory Kinnear (Iago), whose recent appearances at the National include Hamlet and The Last of the Haussmans.

October 17, 2013 at 2 pm
National Theatre Live broadcasts Manchester International Festival’s electrifying production of Macbeth, with Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as the Scottish King and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. Directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh.
National Theatre: Fifty Years on Stage

November 14, 2013 at 2 pm
To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the National Theatre presents a thrilling evening of live theatre, directed by Nicolas Hytner. The celebration includes rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the original actors who have performed on the National’s stages over the past five decades. 
The Habit of Art

December 12, 2013 at 2 pm
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, Death in Venice, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W.H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first in twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, amongst others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett’s play reflects on growing old, on creativity and inspiration, and on persisting when all passion’s spent: ultimately, on the habit of art.

January 30, 2014 at 2 pm

National Theatre Live broadcasts the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston in the title role and Mark Gatiss as Menenius. Directed by Josie Rourke.
Note: Macbeth, National Theatre: Fifty Years on Stage, and The Habit of Art are recorded from earlier live performances.

About the Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history. The Clark receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, or call 413 458 2303. The Clark’s library is closed for renovation through September 3, 2013.


Amanda Powers

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