Current Research Projects
Our current and upcoming research projects include:
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper (Head of Higher Education and Research)
The Duchess of Malfi (ed), in The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama (forthcoming), general editor, Jeremy Lopez
Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (ed) (Arden/ Bloomsbury, 2019)
Shakespeare, Death and the Spectator (a new research project examining the experience of the spectator who witness acts of dying, either on stage or in early modern culture)
Dr Will Tosh (Research Fellow and Lecturer)
‘Playing Today: Research in Action in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’, forthcoming in Simon Smith and Emma Whipday (eds), Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England
‘Acting natural: Paul’s boys, John Marston and plausible plants’, forthcoming in Shanyn Altman, Katrina Marchant-Stone and Nicole Mennell (eds), Old St Paul’s and Culture
Ongoing since 2006, the Globe holds an ever-growing oral history archive consisting of interviews with Globe actors and creatives. These interviews uniquely document the experiences of working in the Globe's theatre spaces and the discoveries made through practical experiments. This rich resource enables a growing understanding of how the playing conditions affect the performance of early modern plays, and the challenges of working in reconstructed and archetypal spaces.
Our Research in Action workshops offer audiences 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.
For more information, visit our Research in Action events page.
Read Not Dead is a long term project to produce staged readings by professional actors of all the surviving plays 1576-1642. An interactive database is being constructed by Globe Education and Adam Mathew to provide information about every play staged so far, including information gleaned from a wide variety of sources.
For the first time in the Globe’s twenty-year history, we are hosting a festival of events dedicated to the topic of Shakespeare and Race, which will include performances, workshops, public lectures, panels and an international conference. Curated to draw attention to and provide a platform for scholars, practitioners and educators of colour in the teaching, study and performance of Shakespeare, this festival will highlight the importance of race to the consideration of Shakespeare not only in his time, but more urgently, in our own.