Fear in our moment

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What can theatre and literature do to comfort, console or galvanise in the face of fears that seem bigger than ourselves?

Dr Will Tosh and a panel of thinkers and writers explore fear in 2020 in this timely conversation. Shakespeare’s fears were not our own, but his society had its own dread of pandemics, political earthquakes and economic recessions. Our panellists including Professor Bridget Escolme (Professor of Theatre and Performance Queen Mary University of London) and Stella Kanu (Executive Director at LIFT) will ask how Shakespeare coped with – and built upon – political and personal dread, and how that translates into our own moment.



This event will be streamed online.

Once you have registered, you will be emailed the day before the premiere with a link to join the  stream.  This gives you exclusive access to the live stream of the panel discussion on YouTube, the opportunity to submit a question to the panel in advance and use of YouTube’s Live Chat feature during the premiere.

 Please make sure you have a good, reliable internet connection.

Live captions will be available for this stream. Should you benefit from the use of captions and they do not appear automatically, you can turn captions on when watching a video.

Please ensure you and all other viewers in your household follow both Shakespeare’s Globe’s Community Guidelines and YouTube’s Community Guidelines when using the Live Chat function during the panel discussion.

Following the premiere, the YouTube stream will be made available publicly, without the opportunity to participate in the Live Chat.



Tickets are free but you must register in order to watch the live stream from 7.00 pm and join in the Live Chat.

As a charity that receives no regular government funding, the ticket income from events like these is vital to us.

Please register once per household.

Running time:  60 minutes approximately

Part of Shakespeare and Fear


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