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‘ Scholars have been asking such questions for decades. Although we may never have definitive answers, research at London’s Globe Theatre is providing important new approaches and insights.’

Matthew Reisz, Times Higher Education

Shakespeare's Globe


Thursday 4 June
Thursday 2 July
Thursday 6 August


6.00pm - 8.30pm


Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe


£12 (£7 FoSG/Student)


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Shakespeare's Globe,
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Research In Action

Share the process of discovery as actors and practitioners explore performance in our indoor Jacobean theatre.

Our Research in Action workshops give you the chance to be part of our exploration into the indoor theatres of seventeenth-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 will test the dramatic and technical potential of our indoor space. Expect discoveries – and expect to be asked for your feedback!


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The Great Outdoors

Thursday 4 June

Scenes directed by Blanche McIntyre. Co-ordinated by Dr Will Tosh.
Cast TBC.

 The ‘Outside In’ season brings Globe performances indoors, moving productions designed for the big outdoor stage into the smaller setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. In this workshop, Will Tosh and Globe director Blanche McIntyre (The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It) continue the exploration of outdoor scenes in the indoor playhouse. What were the dramaturgical implications of the Jacobean and Caroline ‘move indoors’ for stories set in woods, forests and wild worlds? If the intimate candle-lit interior of playhouses like the Blackfriars and the Cockpit made them ideal for domestic dramas, what challenges did indoor theatre companies face when staging the great outdoors?   



Music in the early modern indoor playhouse

Thursday 2 July

With Globe Associate for Early Modern Theatre Music Claire van Kampen and Dr Will Tosh.
Cast TBC.

Join Globe Associate for Early Modern Theatre Music and author of Farinelli & the King (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and West End), Claire van Kampen. In this unmissable workshop she continues her exploration of music and musical performance in the indoor playhouse.  


Beds and Bedroom Scenes 

Thursday 6 August

With Dr Will Tosh and Dr Elizabeth Sharrett.
Cast TBC.

Will Tosh and Elizabeth Sharrett (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) explore the performance of bedroom scenes in early modern drama. How did playwrights use the challenging intimacy of the indoor playhouse to highlight moments of seduction and delight, as well as threat, sexual violence and sexualised murder?


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