Join us in the shadows of our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this October for a digital festival of chilling ghost stories, a staged reading of Macbeth from the critically acclaimed 2018 acting company, discussions and spooky stagecraft workshops.
Present fears are worse than horrible imaginings.
– Macbeth Act I, Scene 3
Fear weaves its way through Shakespeare’s plays, manifesting as delusion, paranoia and terror. He shows us how the contagion of fear can spread faster than the plague, how it can infect the mind and the body and how it can be used as a pacifying and suppressing power. Shakespeare also shows us that when fear is harnessed, it can offer hope and catharsis – and be transformed into a motivating force for positive action.
The Globe’s digital future has been supported by WarnerMedia, ensuring the digital infrastructure is secure throughout this period of closure and for future work to be made available to audiences worldwide.