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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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The Last Days of Troy (2014)

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Playwright: Simon Armitage
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.

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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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The Maid's Tragedy (1997)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
Directed by: Lucy Bailey

The Maid's Tragedy manages to thrill in the real sense of the word. It is a brilliant piece of story-telling, keeping you hooked by a sequence of events that continue to defy expectation.

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The Malcontent (2014)

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Playwright: John Marston
Directed by: Caitlin McLeod

With its obsession with lust, greed and violence, its dense Shakespearean allusion, Machiavellian villainy and savagely satirical comedy, The Malcontent is one of the masterpieces of the renaissance stage.

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The Merchant Of Venice (1998)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Richard Oliver

The Merchant of Venice compares the Christian, Judaic and Hermetic traditions of 16th century Italy and England and weighs them in the balance.

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The Merchant Of Venice (2007)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Rebecca Gatward

Shakespeare dramatises the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religion and civil society, justice and mercy, in some of his most electrifying scenes.

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The Merchant of Venice (2012)

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Playwright: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Ilan Ronen

Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
Performed in Hebrew by the Habima National Theatre, from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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