Research in Action: A Game at Chess at 400

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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Mark the quatercentenary of Thomas Middleton’s early modern thriller A Game at Chess in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with this fascinating look at its performance history and cultural impact.

Premiering in the Globe Theatre in 1624, Middleton’s historical satire dazzled audiences with its imaginative staging and sharp political rhetoric. So why, then, was it shut down after a record-breaking nine performances, and the theatre threatened with closure?

Dr José A. Pérez Díez (University of Leeds) will help us discover the fascinating story of Middleton’s last ever full play, and celebrate its 400th anniversary.

Part of our ongoing Research in Action series which gives audiences a chance to be part of the Globe’s world-leading exploration of early modern and contemporary performance culture and collaborate with academics, educators and artists.

Expect discoveries – and expect to be asked for your input!


£12 Seated

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time 2 hours and 15 minutes

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