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Honorary Grad Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Gregory DoranGregory Doran, Artistic Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), received an Honorary Degree from the University of Warwick in 2013.

His career with the RSC dates back to 1987, when he joined as an actor. He became an Assistant Director in 1989 and he was made an Associate Director in 1996 before he was appointed Chief Associate Director in 2006.

He directed Julius Caesar for the World Shakespeare Festival and The Orphan of Zhao as part of the A World Elsewhere season. Later this year he will direct Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in which David Tennant will star. This will be the first RSC production to play live to cinemas around the world on 13 November 2013.

His RSC productions in the UK and internationally include Twelth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MacBeth, Coriolanus and King John. His production of Hamlet, in which David Tennant played the title role, won the WhatsOnStage Best Regional Production and Theatre Event of the Year in 2009.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow of the Shakespeare Institute. He is also the Humanitas Visiting Professor in Drama at the University of Oxford.

In June 2012, he received the Sam Wanamaker Award from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, an annual award that recognises and celebrates work which has increased the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare.

Gregory Doran spoke to us about his career so far

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