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Thursday 23 June – Sunday 26 June 2022

After our 2019 Shakespeare & Poland festival, we once more examine Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare and his work through a new series of events in June 2022.

The return of Read Not Dead, our much-loved script-in-hand performances, sees the world premiere in English of Cyprian Norwid’s Shakespeare-inspired Cleopatra and Caesar, as well as a Rarely Played seminar taking place beforehand to introduce you to the play.

Accompanying our Summer 2022 production of King Lear, Polish-born, internationally-acclaimed theatre and opera director Helena Kaut-Howson discusses her introduction to Shakespeare whilst growing up in Poland and how it has influenced her in a Roundtable discussion chaired by Patrick Spottiswoode, Founder of Globe Education.

Shakespeare’s Globe is indebted to the Polish Cultural Institute for its support of these events.



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Roundtable: King Lear

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
Join artists and scholars as they share their perspectives on the influence of Shakespeare's King Lear in Poland.
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Rarely Played: Cleopatra and Caesar

Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre
This seminar introduces you Cyprian Norwid and his Shakespeare-inspired play Cleopatra and Caesar.
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Read Not Dead: Cleopatra and Caesar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Read Not Dead returns with the premiere of Cyprian Norwid's Shakespeare-inspired Cleopatra and Caesar.