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


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Read Not Dead in Park Street

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Various dates, 4.00pm

Sackler Studios, Shakespeare's Globe

£10 | £8 FoSG & Students
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Run time: Approximately 3 hours

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The Duke of Milan

Sunday 26 February, 4.00pm

By Philip Massinger (published 1623)

Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, receives word that his French allies have been defeated by the Spanish armies of Charles V. He is told that he must visit the Spanish Emperor and submit to his rule. Unable to bear the thought of his wife Marcelia marrying another if he dies in this fateful meeting, he asks his favourite courtier, Francisco, to kill Marcelia if he does not return from the Spanish camp alive. Once the Duke leaves, however, events take a treacherous turn...

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The False One

Sunday 19 March, 4.00pm

By Philip Massinger and John Fletcher (published 1647)

The drama follows the aftermath of the Roman civil wars and the assassination of Pompey by his treacherous assassin, Septimus. Confined and controlled by her brother, Ptolemy XIII, Cleopatra is eager to introduce herself to the recently victorious Caesar, hoping to trade her sexuality for power. When his sister proves successful, Ptolemy tries to divert Caesar’s attentions with a display of Egypt’s opulence, leaving him caught between lust for Cleopatra and desire for ostentatious wealth.