Research in Action
In the Playhouse
Monday 8 May, Monday 12 June & Monday 14 August 2017
Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe
|£10 | £5 FoSG & Students||2 hours 30 minutes|
Our Research in Action workshops give you the chance to be part of Globe Education’s exploration into the indoor theatres of 17th century London.
The workshops mix theatre practice and scholarship in an engaging investigation of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s theatrical capacities. Using extracts from well-known and less-familiar plays, Globe actors and leading academics test the dramatic and technical potential of our indoor space.
Expect discoveries – and expect to be asked for your feedback!
Please Note: tickets for Research in Action in August will be available later this year. Check back soon for more information about these workshops.
Improvisation and the Early Modern Stage
Monday 8 May, 6.00pm
Stage improv has a long history, but how did ad-libbing and extempore performance work on the Shakespearean stage? Join us for the first Research in Action workshop of the summer, as Globe actors and academics explore improvisation in song, in comedy and in moments of high drama. Extracts include George Gascoigne’s Supposes, Richard Brome’s The Antipodes and Shakespeare and Fletcher’s The Two Noble Kinsmen.
Performing Elizabethan Poetry: Spenser and Shakespeare
Monday 12 June, 6.00pm
Early modern poets and playwrights were rarely far from each other’s practice. Although we appreciate the poetic qualities of Shakespeare’s lines, rarely do we consider the performance value of early modern poetry. What was the relationship between poetry and drama? How did early modern drama affect or connect with the extraordinary poetry written in the same period? How important was Shakespeare for Spenser, or Spenser for Shakespeare?
This Research in Action workshop will address and test these questions by staging poetry written by the most admired Elizabethan poet: Edmund Spenser, ‘the Prince of Poets in his tyme’.
This event is a collaboration between Globe Education, the International Spenser Society and University College Dublin.