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Playing Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice (2014)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Bill Buckhurst

The Merchant of Venice was performed as part of the 2014 Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank project.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Combining salty colloquial prose with charming songs, The Knight of the Burning Pestle was one of the first madcap, mash-up, screwball comedies to hit the English stage and the first to run not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously.

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Ellen Terry with Eileen Atkins (2014)

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Playwright: Eileen Atkins
Directed by: Eileen Atkins

Actress and screenwriter Eileen Atkins weaves together Four Lectures on Shakespeare, stories from Ellen Terry's life and excerpts from Shakespeare's plays in a dazzling and lucid dramatisation.

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The Duchess of Malfi (2014)

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Playwright: John Webster
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole

The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

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Richard III (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Originally performed at The Globe in 2012, this production transferred to Broadway for 16 weeks. An all-male Original Practices production that explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible around 1601.

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Twelfth Night (2013)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Originally performed at The Globe in 2012, this production transferred to Broadway for 16 weeks. An all-male Original Practices production that explored clothing, music, dance and settings possible around 1601.

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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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