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Mark Rylance resigns from the RSC

Mark Rylance as Romeo, RSC 1989

Mark Rylance has today (21.6.19) announced his resignation as an Associate Artist of the RSC over its partnership with BP. This is a huge development, particularly given the past two weeks of opposition to BP sponsorship.

You can read the news article in the Guardian here: https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/jun/21/mark-rylance-resigns-from-...

Mark’s own opinion piece, where he outlines his reasons for resigning, is here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jun/21/royal-shakespeare-...

A more extended version is posted on Culture Unstained’s website, which reveals some of the back and forth between Mark and the RSC’s artistic director, Greg Doran, here: https://cultureunstained.org/2019/06/21/mark-rylance-rsc/

A blog from Culture Unstained, putting this latest development in the context of the past few weeks and what it means for the campaign against BP sponsorship: https://cultureunstained.org/2019/06/21/mark-rylance-quits-rsc-over-bp-s...

See also: 'Saying No to BP and Shell Today: Hard Choices Have to be Made'
http://www.jonathonporritt.com/blog/saying-bp-and-shell-today-hard-choic...