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King Lear (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Vladimir Shcherban

Banned in their own country and driven underground, Belarus Free Theatre return to the Globe. Terrifying, provocative and charming, this is King Lear as you have never seen it before.

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The Lightning Child (2013)

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Playwright: Ché Walker
Directed by: Matthew Dunster

History, sex, funk, gender schism, politics, repression, addiction, envy, tragedy and more sex collide in a psychedelic, anarchic remix of The Bacchae for the Globe’s first musical.

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Blue Stockings (2013)

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Playwright: Jessica Swale
Directed by: John Dove

A moving, comical and eye-opening story of four young women fighting for education and self-determination against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage.

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Indian Tempest (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Paddy Hayter

Footsbarn return to the Globe with their heady mix of street theatre, circus, mime, shadow play and carnival.

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Henry VI: The Houses of York & Lancaster (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

The saintly Henry VI is undermined by his nobles, especially the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, and by the Kentish rebellion, led by the charismatic Jack Cade, popular champion and savage critic of England’s social inequality.

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Henry VI: Harry the Sixth (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

Following the death of Henry V, divisions appear at the highest levels – first between those around the infant Henry VI, later between the houses of Lancaster and York. Only the young Lord Talbot seems capable of redeeming a divided and dishonoured kingdom.

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Henry VI: The True Tragedy of the Duke of York (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

A bloody power struggle opens up between the King’s party, led by the fearsome Queen Margaret, and the Yorkists, led first by Richard, then his sons Edward and ‘that lump of foul deformity’, Richard of Gloucester.

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Gabriel (2013)

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Playwright: Samuel Adamson
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Playwright Samuel Adamson brings a teeming world of intersecting narratives to the Globe stage with real & imagined characters. Alison Balsom, one of the world’s finest trumpeters brings this world to life with the music of Purcell and Handel.

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