Shakespeare's Globe

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Books & Publications

We produce a range of books and academic documents. Publications include:

Goethe on shakespeare

This book brings together Goethe's essays on Shakespeare in a single volume for the first time. The German texts appear opposite new translations by Michael Hofmann and David Constantine and are followed by an afterword by Professor Rudiger Gorner.





william shakespeare and the short story collections

John Wolfson

Fourteen of Shakespeare's thirty-six plays published in 1623 were based on short stories in French, Italian and English. This book traces the history of how those stories inspired him.




Globe Folios

We publish Globe Folios to coincide with the plays chosen for the current and previous theatre seasons. They are photographic facsimiles of plays taken from the First Folio of 1623 and have been produced in association with the British Library.

The First Folio was perhaps the second most important and influential book published in English in the 17th century after the King James Bible (1611). It was a publishing coup. It was the first time an English playwright’s collected plays were gathered together and published in one volume on Folio sized pages.


£12.99 each

Available from the Globe Shop


Globe Education Shakespeare

Globe Education Shakespeare and Hodder UK present a bold new approach to studying Shakespeare at school. With its unique activities and resources these exciting new editions enable students to engage with key themes and language in a more active way.





Cosmetics in Shakespearean & Renaissance Drama

Farah Karim-Cooper

This original study examines how the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatise the cultural preoccupation with cosmetics. Farah Karim-Cooper examines cosmetic recipes and their relationship to drama as well as to the construction of early modern identities.





Shakespeare's Globe: A Theatrical Experiment

From 1997 Shakespeare’s Globe flourished once more on London's South Bank after an absence of four hundred years. The team of artists and education specialists who made this happen come together here to reflect on their ten-year experiment. Featuring an in-depth interview with former Artistic Director Mark Rylance.





Shakespeare’s Theatres and The Effects of Performance

This book is a landmark collection of essays by leading international scholars addressing questions regarding visual and aural effects in Elizabethan and Jacobean acting companies to create a unique and comprehensive overview of the practicalities and realities of the theatre in the early modern period.