Shakespeare's Globe

Research in Action

Games and Sport in Children’s Indoor Performance

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Monday 9 July, 6.00pm

Tickets£10 (£5 Members / Students)
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John Marston’s What You Will (c1600) features a badminton match, John Day’s The Isle of Gulls (1606) calls for a boules contest, and in Day’s Humour Out Of Breath (1607) the performers must stage a full game of blind man’s buff. How were these fundamentally unpredictable sports staged in the confined space of the indoor playhouse, and how did such scenes contribute to the dramatic meaning of the plays in question?


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!