Editing in Action: Fletcher for the 21st Century

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What can performance bring to the editing of early modern texts? What might it reveal about the playful, queer and transnational plays of a prolific early modern dramatist? Join us as we create texts fit for a twenty-first century John Fletcher, the dazzling writer who succeeded Shakespeare as the King’s Men’s house playwright, and whose plays are long overdue a revival.

Editing in Action: Fletcher for the 21st Century is part of our ongoing Research in Action series. This series give audiences a chance to be part of the Globe’s exploration of early modern and contemporary performance culture.

Using extracts from well-known and less-familiar plays, Globe actors and leading academics uncover and question the practices of the Shakespearean stage.

Expect discoveries – and expect to be asked for your feedback.

Scenes include extracts from The Knight of Malta, The False One and Philaster.

With Professor Lucy Munro (King’s College London) and Professor Clare McManus (University of Roehampton), and thanks to the London Shakespeare Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London.


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Students £5

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This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time 2 hours 15 minutes

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Part of Research In Action and Summer 2022

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Suzanne Ahmet, Emily Barber, Philip Bird, Adam Cunis, Chris Nayak and Hilary Tones.

Scenes directed by Philip Bird and Will Tosh