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Monday 24 November

Award-winning family show Muse of Fire returns to Shakespeare’s Globe over theFebruary 2015 Half Term for the final time.

From 16-20 February 2015, intrepid families will have one last chance to see the multi-award winningfamily theatre experience Muse of Fire.

 

Friday 21 November 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe announces Dominic Dromgoole’s final summer season as Artistic Director 

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce Dominic Dromgoole’s final summer season as Artistic Director. Following 2014’s ‘Arms and the Man’ programme, which explored mankind’s capacity for violent conflict, next summer’s programme will be constructed around the theme ‘Justice and Mercy’. The season will probe the strengths and weaknesses of judicial law and the various tugs-of-war between family, state, religion, love, sex and duty that have defined human morality for centuries.

 

Thursday 20 November 2014

Southwark community aged from 3 to 93 to perform at Shakespeare’s Globe in the annual community event A Concert for Winter

On 11 December at 1pm, Shakespeare’s Globe invites the whole borough of Southwark to celebrate the festive season with A Concert for Winter. The annual community concert from Globe Education is for all who live, work or learn in Southwark.

 

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe launches Globe Player, becoming the first theatre to create its own dedicated video-on-demand platform

Shakespeare’s Globe today launches Globe Player, a brand new online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy.


Wednesday 22 October 2014

New paperback explores all the senses in Shakespeare’s theatres and early modern drama - Shakespeare’s Theatres and The Effects of Performance

Shakespeare’s Theatres and The Effects of Performance was first published in 2013 and has been so well received that it has been launched in paperback this month by Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, priced at £19.99. 

 

Wednesday 15 October 2014

Hattie Morahan to star as Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole’s forthcoming production of The Changeling

Shakespeare’s Globe is delighted to announce that award-winning actress Hattie Morahan will take the role of Beatrice-Joanna in Dominic Dromgoole’s forthcoming production of The Changeling, opening 20 January 2015.

 

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe at Christmas, featuring a riotous main show and ‘Winter’s Tales’ with Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam

For the first time in its history, Shakespeare’s Globe is offering theatre, music and spoken word productions throughout the winter – including a riotous Christmas show, Adele Thomas’s much-loved production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and the ‘Winter’s Tales’ featuring Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam.

 

Thursday 2 October 2014

Shakespeare’s Globe tells the untold stories, especially for families this October Half Term

This October Half Term Shakespeare’s Globe unveils its new offering for families as part of the Family Arts Festival: Shakespeare’s Untold Stories, a series of interactive story days from 27-31 October, including a special re-telling of Titus Andronicus on Halloween

 

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.