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Read Not Dead - Before Shakespeare

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Rarely Played

Why not add a Rarely Played introduction to your ticket for just £5?

Learn more about each of these plays with our inspiring and engaging seminar introductions prior to our Read Not Dead performances.

Time: 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tickets: £5


Tickets for Read Not Dead readings must be purchased separately.

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Tickets£15 | £12 FoSG & Students
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Run time: Approximately 3 hours

Please Note: Latecomers may not be admitted


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Please note: this series has now ended.

How and why did the public playhouses come to open in London in the sixteenth century?

Before Shakespeare is the first project to take seriously the mid-century beginnings of playhouses. By rethinking the earliest playhouses of this period, we remember how pioneering, unusual, and shocking these spaces were.

Join us for a series of Read Not Dead performances, forming part of the Before Shakespeare programme. This reading is also in collaboration with The Dolphin’s Back. Learn more about this project on the Before Shakespeare blog.