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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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Sunday 3 December 2017, 4.00pm

Sackler Studios, Shakespeare's Globe

Tickets£10 | £8 FoSG & Students
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Please meet in the Sackler Studios, where you will be taken to Park Street.

Run time: Approximately 3 hours

Please Note: Latecomers may not be admitted


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The Bashful Lover

By Philip Massinger (published 1655)

Set in northern Italy, Massinger’s last known play presents a drama of love and war. Enamoured with Matilda, the Princess of Mantua, the love-sick Hortensio frequents the court in the hope of seeing her. But Matilda’s hand in marriage is demanded by Lorenzo, the Duke of Florence, who threatens war should he be denied. When Gonzaga, the Duke of Mantua, refuses, battle ensues and Lorenzo’s Florentine forces are victorious. When Lorenzo finally meets Matilda, however, something unexpected occurs.