Poll: Does the National Theatre have a duty to stage classic plays?
Last week, Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington claimed the National Theatre’s latest season represents a “staggering dereliction of duty” towards the classics, with director Rufus Norris favouring new work. This week we’re asking: Does the National Theatre have a duty to stage classic plays?
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