Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe
£8 (£6 FoSG/Student)
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
10am - 6pm
Please note, late comers may not be admitted.
SETTING THE SCENE
Add an extra layer of insight to your theatre going experience with our pre-show talks. These inspiring introductions to each of the season’s plays are given by leading scholars and supported by Globe actors.*
Tuesday 24 November - Professor Kiernan Ryan (Royal Holloway, University of London)
In Pericles, the first of the four haunting romances Shakespeare penned in the twilight of his theatrical career, Professor Ryan discovers a visionary, prophetic parable: a dream of the world transfigured, in which we behold things that seemed impossible coming to pass before our very eyes.
Tuesday 8 December - Professor Peter Saccio (Dartmouth)
Professor Saccio’s pre-show talk, ‘Radiant Cymbeline’, will explore the play’s uniquely complex plot, bizarre geography and abrupt mixture of comedy, history and tragedy. The talk will trace these eccentricities until they climax in an extraordinary final scene with 24 discoveries, a blaze of mythological symbolism, and an unexpected link to the Nativity of Christ.
Tuesday 19 January - Speaker TBC
The Winter's Tale
Tuesday 2 February - Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare's Globe)
Tuesday 9 February - Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Shakespeare's Globe)
Tuesday 23 February - Speaker TBC
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*Please note we cannot guarantee that any specific cast or creative team member will be present at Setting the Scene.