Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm
10.00am - 4.00pm
21 New Globe Walk,
London SE1 9DT
Please note, late comers may not be admitted.
Read Not Dead
Read Not Dead was launched in 1995 and brings actors, audiences and scholars together to explore and celebrate the plays performed on London stages between 1567-1642.
Why not add a Rarely Played introduction to your ticket for just £5.
Duchess of Amalfi's Steward
by Lope de Vega
Sunday 14 September, 4.00pm
Derived from the same source as Webster’s Jacobean masterpiece, Duchess of Amalfi's Steward is a verse tragedy from the Spanish Golden Age. The widowed Duchess of Amalfi has fallen in love with her majordomo Antonio, and secretly marries him. When the truth emerges, her jilted suitor Ottavio and brother Julio plot to avenge such an injury to the family’s honour.
A Christian Turn’d Turk
by Robert Daborne
Sunday 5 October, 4.00pm
David Oakes -Director
Dr Emma Smith - Scholar
Back by popular demand, Robert Daborne’s A Christian Turn’d Turk takes its inspiration from the life of 17th Century pirate (and pop culture anti-hero) John Ward. Having fallen in love with Voada, a Turkish seductress, Ward converts to Islam in order to marry her. A reformed pirate, Dansiker, provides a contrasting moral plot; when both men separately arrive in Tunis a melee of sexual adventures ensues. This raucous play contains dumb shows, disguises, battles at sea, and cuckoldry. But it is a tragedy at heart, as its characters are propelled towards a brutal conclusion.
£15 (£12 FoSG/Students)
Rarely Played Seminars
Learn more about each of these plays with our inspiring and engaging seminar introductions prior to our Read Not Dead performances.
12.00pm – 2.00pm
Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe
Ticket does not include Read Not Dead performance. Please book separately.
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