Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
£8 (£6 FoSG/Student)
Please note, latecomers may not be admitted.
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 Taming of the Shrew
Tuesday 2 August - Speaker TBC
Tuesday 23 August - Professor Stanley Wells
One of the world's foremost Shakespearians, Stanley Wells is a Life Trustee and Former Chairman of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (1991-2011), Emeritus Professor of Shakespeare Studies of the University of Birmingham, and Honorary Emeritus Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. His books include Royal Shakespeare: Studies of Four Major Productions at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre; Modernizing Shakespeare’s spelling; Re-editing Shakespeare for the Modern Reader; and Shakespeare: the Poet and his Plays.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tuesday 6 September - Professor Andrew Hadfield
Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at the University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of studies of early modern literature, culture and history, including Edmund Spenser: A Life andShakespeare and Republicanism. He is currently working on a study of lying and is general editor, with Joe Black, Jennifer Richards and Cathy Shrank, of the Complete Works of Thomas Nashe. He is also vice-chair of the Society for Renaissance Studies.
Tuesday 20 September - Professor Peter Saccio
Peter Saccio is the Leon Black Professor of Shakespearean Studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He has written The Court Comedies of John Lyly (1969) and Shakespeare's English Kings (1977, rev 2000), the latter a classic in the field. His edition of Middleton's A Mad World, My Masters was performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in 1998. He has lectured at the Globe in London, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and many other American Shakespeare Festivals.
Tuesday 27 September - Dr Gillian Woods
Gillian Woods is a Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature and Theatre at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Shakespeare’s Unreformed Fictions (joint winner of the Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award) and Romeo and Juliet: A Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism. She is co-editing a collection of essays on Stage Directions and the Shakespearean Stage and convenes the ‘Shakespeare Teachers’ Conversations’ series.
Tuesday 11 October - Dr Jane Grogan
Dr Jane Grogan is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Literature in the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. She has written two books on the Tudor poet Edmund Spenser and on Persia, and Iran in English Renaissance writing. She has edited two collections of essays on early modern writing, and is the founder and convenor of the UCD/Abbey Theatre Shakespeare Lectures.
The White Devil
Tuesday 31 January 2017 - Speaker TBC
Tuesday 7 February 2017 - Speaker TBC
Tuesday 28 February 2017 - Speaker TBC
Tuesday 14 March 2017 - Speaker TBC
*Please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at our Introductory Lectures.