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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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Macbeth (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Eve Best

From its first moments to the last fulfilment of the witches' prophecy, this gripping account of the psychological experience of murder enthralls the imagination.

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The Taming of the Shrew (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Joe Murphy

Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy introduces one of the theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hellbent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to its controversial conclusion.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

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King Lear (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

Its tempestuous poetry shot through with touches of humour and moments of heart-rending simplicity, King Lear is one of the deepest artistic explorations of the human condition.

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