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These monographs will be valued additions & available to the thousands of students & researchers who use our library.

Patrick Spottiswoode Director, Globe Education.

Shakespeare's Globe Book Award


The Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award is granted to a first monograph which has made an important contribution to the understanding of Shakespeare, his theatre, or his contemporaries.

In July 2012, Globe Education announced Shakespearean Verse Speaking by scholar and actress Abigail Rokison as the winner of the inaugural Award. Published by Cambridge University Press, the book combines scholarship and practical exploration from the rehearsal room to consider how editorial decisions influence theatrical delivery.

As the winning author, Abigail Rokison receives a £3,000 cash prize and will deliver public lectures about her work, supported by Globe actors, at three venues: Shakespeare's Globe, the 2012 Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, and at the Shakespeare Institute.


Image: 'The Meaning of Art' by Ros Rixon