Shakespeare's Globe

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Tuesday 9 September 2014

Every state secondary school in London and Birmingham offered free tickets to Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe is offering free tickets to Othello to all state secondary schools in London and Birmingham.  The Globe Education production, specifically designed for secondary school and A-Level students, will run from 26 February to 12 March on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 


Monday 8 September 2014

Mark Rylance to take lead role alongside Iestyn Davies and William Purefoy in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music Farinelli and the King

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce that Mark Rylance will star as Philippe V, King of Spain in Claire van Kampen’s new play with music, Farinelli and the King, premiering in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in February 2015. The role of the castrato Farinelli will be sung by celebrated countertenors Iestyn Davies and William Purefoy. 


Monday 18 August 2014

Deutsche Bank’s partnership with Globe Education extends its target on disadvantage in schools

Deutsche Bank is extending its successful partnership with Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe to target disadvantage in schools, providing free access to a cultural experience, accompanied by online resources and workshops to support the curriculum.  Each year Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank offers free tickets to a full-scale Shakespeare production at the Globe to every state secondary school in London. 


Wednesday 6 August 2014

Two winners chosen for this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award focussing on food and religion

Globe Education has chosen two titles as joint winners of this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award: David B. Goldstein's Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare's England and Gillian Woods’ Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions.


Thursday 31 July 2014

Lope de Vega’s Punishment Without Revenge to be the first Globe staging of a play from the Spanish Golden Age, performed in Spanish

For five performances only (1 - 6 September 2014), Madrid-based company Fundaciόn Siglo de Oro (formerly Rakatá), will stage Lope de Vega’s Punishment Without Revenge at the Globe. Directed by Ernesto Arias, the production will be performed in Spanish with scene synopses in English. 


Wednesday 30 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe gains architectural recognition 

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and remodelled foyer at Shakespeare’s Globe have been recognised in three major architectural awards.


Wednesday 23 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces 2014-15 season of candlelit concerts and events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce another season of candlelit concerts and events, featuring Ian Bostridge, Charlotte Rampling, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Avi Avital, Mahan Esfahani, Jean-Guihen Queyras and the Chilingirian Quartet.


Thursday 24 July 2014

After its sell-out première run in October 2013 the multi award-winning family theatre experience,Muse of Fire is returning to Shakespeare’s Globe from 18-27 August.

Suitable for children aged 6 to 11 (and any brave parents or guardians) the story-based treasure hunt was originally staged to mark the 400th anniversary of the Globe burning down.


Tuesday 22 July 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces full casting for Blanche McIntyre’s production of The Comedy of Errors and Howard Brenton’s new play Doctor Scroggy’s War

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Blanche McIntyre’s forthcoming production of The Comedy of Errors and the world premiere of Howard Brenton’s Doctor Scroggy’s War.


Monday 7 July 2014

Shakespeare's Globe to perform Hamlet at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 4 August 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announced today that it will perform its Globe to Globe Hamlet at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, on 4 August 2014, as part of its ambitious two-year tour of Hamlet to every country on earth. 


Wednesday 18 June 2014

Combat Veteran Players give special, free performance at Shakespeare’s Globe: 12 July

On Saturday 12 July at 10am The Combat Veteran Players (CVP) will give a special performance of Hamlet at the world famous Globe theatre on London’s Bankside


Tuesday 17 June 2014

Muse of Fire returns

Muse of Fire, Globe Education’s multi award-winning family theatre experience, returns to Shakespeare’s Globe 18 - 27 August following its sell-out premier run in October 2013 – with a twist in its tale. 


Monday 16 June 2014

Shortlist for the 2014 Globe Book Award announced.

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the shortlist for its 2014 Book Award.  The biennial Award is granted to a first monograph which has made an important contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre, or his contemporaries.  The winner will be announced at the end of July.

Saturday 14 June 2014

Sam Wanamaker Award 2014 presented to Ralph Alan Cohen

Shakespeare’s Globe has named Ralph Alan Cohen as the recipient of the 2014 Sam Wanamaker Award the most prestigious prize granted by Shakespeare’s Globe to celebrate work which has increased the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare. Ralph Cohen is co-founder and director of mission at the American Shakespeare Center and was the project director for the recreation of the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia.


Thursday 12 June 2014

London and Stratford host the tenth World Shakespeare Congress: Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare, 31 July to 6 August, 2016.
Call for Papers

2016 marks the four hundred year anniversary of popular, artistic and scholarly enthusiasm for Shakespeare’s life and works. Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham, London Shakespeare Centre at King’s College London and the Royal Shakespeare Company are partners in hosting the International Shakespeare Association’s Tenth World Shakespeare Congress in London and Stratford–upon-Avon from 31 July to 6 August 2016.


Friday 6 June 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces casting for world premiere of David Eldridge’s 'Holy Warriors', starring Alexander Siddig and Gertrude Alexander

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce full casting for David Eldridge’s brand newplay Holy Warriors – a kaleidoscopic tale of holy war and bloody revenge in the struggle forJerusalem that spans continents and centuries.


Thursday 5 June 2014

Read Not Dead goes on the road to Penshurst Place to revive a Sidney family secret

On Sunday 8 June, Shakespeare’s Globe visits Penshurst Place for an exclusive premiere performance of Love’s Victory by Lady Mary Wroth, the niece of the famous poet, courtier and soldier, Sir Philip Sidney. 


Monday 2 June 2014

Globe Education releases a first-of-its-kind interactive film for children: Exploring Shakespeare 

Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe is releasing a pioneering interactive film: Exploring Shakespeare, created to commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday this year. 


Monday 12 May 2014

Shakespeare's Globe announces triumphant first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and new productions for second season, including 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Broken Heart, The Changeling and the world premiere of new play with music by Claire van Kampen


Friday 8 May 2014

Deafinitely Theatre returns to Shakespeare's Globe with a brand new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in British Sign Language

Directed by Paula Garfield, designed by Paul Burgess and composed by Philippa Herrick this new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy promises to be physically compelling and glitteringly inventive, playing from 2 - 7 June


Tuesday 6 May 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe leads workshops in Hong Kong schools as part of Shakespeare4All Festival

From 9 to 11 May over 540 students aged seven to 16 in schools across Hong Kong will enjoyworkshops led by Globe Education from Shakespeare’s Globe in London, as part of the Shakespeare4 All Learning & Participation Festival.


Tuesday 29 April 2014

Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe wins big at the Family Arts Festival awards

Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe has won all three awards in the 2013 Family Arts Festival with its event Muse of Fire voted Best Family Event, Best Family Welcome and Best Family Venue. 


Tuesday 29 April 2014

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Shakespeare’s Globe to collaborate to create a Music Trainee position in Shakespeare’s Globe Music Department

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce a collaboration with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation in a brand new scheme to support the career of one ambitious young technician.


Thursday 24 April 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe pioneers a new model of working for creative SMEs with Interface. 

On 12 May 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe takes its innovative digital/cultural networking event, Interface to Bristol.


Friday 21 March 2014

Shakespeare's Globe to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a free party for all the family on Easter Monday

Shakespeare’s Globe will be opening its doors from 12 noon - 5pm on Easter Monday 21 April to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday – and inviting everyone inside for a free, fun-packed birthday party. 

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce A Summer Hamlet to be screened at the Fort Myers Film Festival in Florida on Saturday 22 March 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that A Summer Hamlet will be screened at the Fort Myers Film Festival in Florida on Saturday 22 March at 1pm. 


Thursday 13 March 2014

Shakespeare's Globe announces first summer season of events in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce ‘Summer by Candlelight’, the very first programme of summer events in the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Following a triumphant inaugural winter of plays, opera and concerts, the Playhouse will host an eclectic line-up of musical and theatrical events from April to October 2014. 


Monday 10 March 2014

Statement on the Globe to Globe Hamlet tour

Monday 10 March 2014

Lucy Bailey's Titus Andronicus cast to be led by Indira Varma and William Houston

 Shakespeare’s Globe opens the Globe 2014 summer season with a revisiting of Lucy Bailey’s 2006 smash hit Titus Andronicus, which critics described as “exhilarating”, “shatteringly powerful” and “diabolically and winningly funny”. Starring William Houston as Titus and Indira Varma as Tamora, this is another chance to see one of the darkest and most seminal productions in the Globe’s history.


Tuesday 4 March 2014

Shakespeare's Globe announces the worldwide Hamlet tour company, who start rehearsals today

On 23 April 2014 the Globe opens its most ambitious tour yet: a two-year tour of Hamlet that will visit every single country on earth.


Friday 28 February  2014

Shakespeare tackles issues relevant to today's students - debt, racism and isolation - in Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank's The Merchant of Venice

The professional, full-scale production from Globe Education delivers fast-paced, compelling Shakespeare especially designed for 11 to 16 year olds and enjoyed by people of all ages, from 6 March - 29 March


Tuesday 18 February 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe extends its reach beyond Bankside and celebrates its greatest achievement of 2013 at home

 Shakespeare’s Globe enabled a million to experience Shakespeare in 2013, making it one of the most important venues worldwide for seeing the Bard in performance and accessing learning resources. In the Annual Review, published today, Tuesday 18 February, Shakespeare’s Globe confirmed its continuing success in 2013, completing London’s newest theatre the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and extending its reach beyond its home in Bankside, with audiences of over 200,000 at touring productions, cinema screenings, West End revivals and live screenings.  Download the full Review here


Wednesday 5 February 2014

Eve Best to return to Shakespeare's Globe to play Cleopatra in Jonathan Munby's forthcoming production of Antony & Cleopatra

Tuesday 4 February 2014

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce The Knight of the Burning Pestle starring Pauline McLynn, Phil Daniels and Matthew Needham


Monday 3 February 2014

Southwark students celebrate Shakespeare 450 with Our Theatre at Shakespeare's Globe


Monday 3 February 2014

Shakespeare's Globe and The Royal Opera present L'Ormindo with Ed Lyon, Samuel Boden, Susanna Hurrell and Joelle Harvey directed by Kasper Holten


Friday 31 January 2014

Printmaker Graham Clarke brings his Theatrickles to Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition and Tour

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Globe Education spearheads revival of playwright John Lyly

In 2014, the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, Globe Education at Shakespeare’s Globe is spearheading a revival of interest in John Lyly, a playwright who, in his day, was more popular than the Bard

Thursday 19 December 2013

Spring events at Shakespeare's Globe - Globe Education celebrates the inaugural season of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


Wednesday 4 December 2013

Shakespeare's Globe announces sweeping and ambitious 2014 season, and first venues for the worldwide Hamlet tour


Tuesday 3 December 2013

Southwark sings in A Concert for Winter at Shakespeare's Globe


Friday 29 November 2013

Dame Eileen Atkins to perform Shakespeare's greatest female characters by candlelight in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse


Thursday 21 November 2013

Cooking up Creative Shakespeare: Globe Education's Fiona Banks releases a guide to practical Shakespeare in the classroom


Wednesday 30 October 2013

Gemma Arterton to star in The Duchess of Malfi, the inaugural production in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe


Thursday 26 September 2013

All London secondary state schools invited to apply for free tickets to see The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare's Globe