£10 (£8 FoSG/Student)
Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
Please note John Wolfson's Perspective will take place in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 6.00pm
10.00am - 5.00pm
21 New Globe Walk,
London SE1 9DT
Please note, late comers may not be admitted.
These platform discussions provide a unique insight into the seasons new writes.
THE LAST DAYS OF TROY
Thursday 19 June
Simon Armitage’s dramatisation The Last Days of Troy completes Homer’s Iliad, revealing a world locked in a cycle of conflict and revenge, of east versus west, and a dangerous mix of pride, lies and self-deception. Join the award-winning poet and author as he recounts his own journey in bringing this fabled war to its brutal conclusion.
Saturday 16 August
Holy Warriors is a kaleidoscopic tale of holy war and revenge in the struggle for Jerusalem, taking in over two millennia of bloody conflict. Writer David Eldridge discusses his experience of writing for the Globe Theatre and the influences behind Holy Warriors.
Saturday 27 Septemeber
A brutal telling of the colonisation of the remote island of Pitcairn by Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers Pitcairn vividly explores the conflict between personal freedoms and public responsibilities. Richard Bean talks about his sources and reasons for writing the play.
DOCTOR SCROGGY'S WAR
Friday 3 October
Howard Brenton’s epic new play is a hilarious and moving sideways look at the First World War, a hundred years after its onset. Howard Brenton discusses his experiences of writing for this unique theatre space and the opportunities it offers.
John Wolfson's Annual Perspecticve
Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar – Was it a two-part play?
Thursday 24 July
Julius Caesar is the only one of Shakespeare’s plays which builds to two climaxes: first, the death of Caesar, and then the death of Brutus. Between Acts III and IV there is a great lapse in continuity, as well as a distinct change in the play’s style and direction. There are several badly needed scenes which are omitted.
In his annual talk John Wolfson will share his reasons for believing that Julius Caesar wasoriginally designed as a two part play and was cut down at a later date by Shakespeare or some other writer. Mr Wolfson will be assisted in his talk by two Globe Actors.