Robert Richmond: About the Artist


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Robert Richmond is originally from Hastings, England, and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He now lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he is an Associate Professor in Theatre at the University of South Carolina, and Head of Undergraduate Studies and Performance. Robert’s directing career continues to take him all over the nation. Most recently his credits at the Folger Theatre, in Washington, DC, include: Twelfth Night, Henry V, Othello, Henry VIII, and in the 2013-14 season Richard III. He just directed The Tempest at The Warehouse Theater in Greenville, SC.  Robert’s work is known for its ability to reinvigorate theatre with imagination, innovation and relevance. He is passionate about developing Shakespeare’s work into productions that connect to a contemporary audience, and for making the plays as accessible and enjoyable as possible.  His mission is to create theatre that will sustain and transform the 21st Century, revitalize audiences, and rewarding them for their patronage. The recent audio recordings of the Folger texts are available on CD and an app is now available on Itunes. For more information:

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