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RECENT PRESS FEATURES
“There can’t be many theatres whose education department started work before the theatre itself was even built and it’s an indication of just how central education is to what the Globe stands for.”
The Stage – Education & Training blog, March 2011
“More than 100,000 students a year go through Globe Education with its set courses, programmes, bespoke workshops and events, pre-school to pos-grad – 600 a day are using them. There is a growing library and archive, it has its own publications, and Globe Education has become an authority on Tudor theatre with partnerships with universities around the world. There is also a close relationship with the borough it sits in, Southwark, and the local authority.”
Arts Industry, April 2011
Read Not Dead project
Among the many [Globe Education] projects and activities I’ve observed and written about over the years, the Read Not Dead programme is a particularly interesting one because it has played such an important role in developing emerging talent.
Almost 1000 actors have performed in the series since it began in 1995, many of them making their professional debuts or appearing early in their careers. Among those to have taken part are Daniel Craig, Carey Mulligan, Jason Isaacs, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Rebecca Hall and Ben Whishaw. Audiences attending performances can therefore justifiably hope to see early performances from some of the stars of the future.
Susan Elkin, The Stage Education and Training blog, 10 September 2012
Shakespeare's Globe Book Award
"A book penned by a TV actress turned author and scholar has won the first award handed out by an educational charity dedicated to the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance.
Shakespearean Verse Speaking by Abigail Rokison, who acted alongside David Jason and Catherine Zeta-Jones in her role as Primrose Larkin in The Darling Buds of May, is the winner of the inaugural Shakespeare's Globe Book Award."
The Independent, July 2012
Community literacy project
"Any concerns about Shakespeare not appealing to the young are being challenged by a project bringing The Tempest to nursery-age children.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, re-constructed near the original site by the Thames, is running a drama project for children as young as three."
BBC News Online, June 2012
Globe Education Shakespeare editions
“An inspiring resource which will provide a host of ideas and approaches to help teachers engage the teenagers it is aimed at.”
Drama Resource, April 2012
“This is a recommended investment for the secondary English classroom.”
NATE Classroom, Autumn 2011
Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank
"There’s something raw and thrilling about Bill Buckhurst’s productions for the Globe, and it’s not just the directing or the cast. The audience, mostly kids who have never seen Shakespeare at all before, is electric, responding to the jokes and the tragedies, inter-playing with the cast who seem to love it."
Arts Industry, April 2012
“The Deutsche Bank programme has, over six years, introduced Shakespeare to more than 70 per cent of London’s state schools…The rapt children’s faces were as much a spectacle as the play itself”
Financial Times, Michael Skapinker, March 2012
“Over the next fortnight more than 14,000 schoolchildren will crowd into this magnificent replica theatre to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream courtesy of Deutsche Bank, and the tickets are free. The project is called Playing Shakespeare, and in the six years that Deutsche Bank has funded it 70% of London’s state secondary schools have been involved, and 50,000 pupils given a taste of the Bard. Many will never have seen live theatre before, let alone Shakespeare”
The Times, Richard Morrison, February 2012
"...more than 600 of our pupils have met Shakespeare on the (Globe) stage, have understood his language and are keen to recount their interpretations back in school."
English teacher Mark Beyer-Kay, writing in the Times Educational Supplement (TES), December 2011
Globe Education celebrates its first two PhDs
"Take a trip to the iconic Globe theatre in London and you might find yourself being studied rather closely. You might even find yourself in the pages of the first two PhDs to be awarded in a joint venture between the Globe and universities in the capital… Audience behaviour and its effect on actors - and on Shakespeare himself - are among the topics looked at by the academics."
BBC News website, February 2012