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Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe



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Introductory Lectures

Inspiring introductory talks about the plays in the Globe and Sam Wanamaker Playhouse seasons, given by leading Shakespeare scholars and supported by Globe actors.*


The Tempest

Tuesday 23 February - Professor Andrew Gurr (University of Reading)

Andrew Gurr, a New Zealander, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading, and former Director of Research at the Shakespeare Globe Centre, London. He spent more than twenty years at Shakespeare’s Globe chairing the committee that decided on the Globe's shape and structure. He is also currently a Trustee of the Rose Theatre Trust. The latest of his many books on theatre history is Shakespeare’s Opposites: The Admiral’s Men 1594-1625 (2009).


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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday 3 May
Tuesday 31 May
Tuesday 6 September 


The Taming of the Shrew

Tuesday 17 May
Tuesday 7 June
Tuesday 2 August



Tuesday 19 July
Tuesday 26 July
Tuesday 23 August


Imogen (Cymbeline)

Tuesday  20 September
Tuesday 27 September
Tuesday 11 October 


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*Please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures.

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