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Hamlet (2016)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole & Bill Buckhurst

A two-year worldwide tour of our pared-down, small-scale Hamlet, which played in 197 countries.

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Pericles (2016)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Imbued with music, miracle and the constant presence of the sea, the spirit of fairy tale is never far from the surface of Pericles, the first of Shakespeare’s late romances.

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Cymbeline (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Sam Yates

Strange, erotic, moving and politically charged, Cymbeline is perhaps the most psychologically acute of Shakespeare’s great late romantic quartet.

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Nell Gwynn (2015)

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Playwright: Jessica Swale
Directed by: Christopher Luscombe

Having delighted audiences with Blue Stockings in 2013, writer Jessica Swale returns to the Globe with this vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.

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Farinelli and the King (2015)

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Playwright: Claire van Kampen
Directed by: John Dove

Depressed and plagued by insomnia, King Philippe V of Spain lies awake in his chamber. The Queen, desperate to find a cure, hears of Farinelli - a castrato with a voice so divine it has the power to captivate all who hear it. But will his extraordinary talent prove to be a curse rather than a blessing?

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The Oresteia (2015)

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Playwright: Aeschylus
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Perfectly suited to the outdoor arena of the Globe, this innovative new adaptation is the original and ultimate tale of justice and mercy.

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Macbeth (2015)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tang Shu-wing

Inspired by the tradition of Asian physical theatre, this version of Macbeth perfomed in Cantonese transmits the spirit of the play through a succession of stylised images.

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The Heresy of Love (2015)

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Playwright: Helen Edmundson
Directed by: John Dove

Inspired by the life of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires, The Heresy of Love uses all the devices of Spanish Golden Age Theatre – intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy – in this clash between organised religion and personal faith.

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