Shakespeare's Globe

Research in Action

Staging Milton’s Paradise Lost

  • 2018/ResearchInAction

Monday 14 May, 6.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Synopsis


Paradise Lost is John Milton’s epic poem about the Fall of humankind. The vivid theatricality of Milton’s verse, the powerful visual language, and multi-sensory imagery recall the spoken provenance of the poem: being blind, Milton dictated the 10,000 line poem to his daughters. In this workshopped reading of the text, we will test the performance value of one of the most sublime pieces of poetry in the English language.

Background


Our Research in Action workshops give you the chance to be part of Globe Education’s exploration into the theatres of 16th and 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!