Throwback Thursday – Fans Present James w/Seat at Royal Shakespeare Theatre
The Royal Shakespeare Company raised funds from 2007 to 2010 to renovate the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s birthplace. As part of their effort, they conducted public fundraising including the ability to purchase a seat in the Theatre in the name of donating patrons.
In honor of James Marsters and his love for Shakespeare plays (and Macbeth in particular!), several fans coordinated efforts to raise money to purchase a seat in his name. A representation of the seat was presented to James at New York Comic Con on October 9, 2010.
Coincidentally, the first new productions designed specifically for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s stage began from April 2011, with Michael Boyd’s Macbeth, part of the RSC’s 50th Birthday Season celebrations, which ran from April to December 2011.
James Marsters Name Plate
Special thanks to @wrigglerosie for the images and Mark Wintle for the video!
More about the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Information about the Theatre’s transformation