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Public booking open
The Tempest
Summer School
Shakespeare on Film talks
Cinema screenings
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The Season of Plenty is off to a cracking start and continues to delight with a sprightly staging of The Tempest. The magic continues when seasonal A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at the end of May. Get closest to the action with a yard ticket for just £5. 

Taking full advantage of the British summer, King Lear is making its way around a variety of open air, and some indoor, venues across the UK and further afield. After a brief stint at the Globe from 13 - 18 May,  it will play at Brighton festival before heading to West Sussex. Currently in rehearsals our other touring productions The Taming of the Shrew and the three Henry VI plays head out in June.

This year our cinema series opens with Henry Vfollowed by Twelth Night and The Taming of the Shrew from the 2012 season. New locations for 2013 include venues in Hong Kong, Sweden and the Czech Republic.

Complementing productions in the Season of Plenty, a new audio-visual lecture series exploring film adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, Howard on Shakespeare: Stage and Screen opens with an exploration of key scenes, rival visions, and extraordinary moments in King Lear on 16 May.

Running for two weeks in the summer, Shakespeare’s Globe Summer School, for 16-19 year olds gives budding actors a chance to improve their acting skills and understanding of Shakespeare. Masterclasses with professional actors and  Shakespeare scholars help prepare students preparing for Drama school auditions.

"What’s more quintessentially London in the summer than going to see a show at Shakespeare’s Globe? NOTHING THAT’S WHAT." 

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In brief

Booking open for the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Public booking for the inaugural season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is now open. The rich and varied programme designed to complement and subvert the expectations of the beautiful candlelit theatre includes: staging of work by Shakespeare’s contemporaries, world music and comedy.

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The Tempest is open

Jeremy Herrin's production has received several 4 star reviews. Particularly praised were fine performances of the cast, including the charming Jessie Buckley and Joshua James as the young lovers, Roger Allams’ touchingly paternal Prospero and Colin Morgan’s highly energetic Ariel.

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Shakespeare’s Globe summer school

Offering students aged 16 -19 a unique opportunity to enhance and enrich their understanding of Shakespeare and to gain acting and audition skills. Includes masterclasses with leading theatre professionals and culminates in a performance on the Globe stage.

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Howard on Shakespeare: Stage and Screen

In these audio-visual presentations, Professor Tony Howard (Warwick University) explores key scenes, rival visions, and extraordinary moments from great stage and film productions of Shakespeare’s work around the world.

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Globe cinema screenings 2013

Dates and locations have been announced for venues in UK, Ireland and Australia, with many UK locations now on sale. This year includes screenings in venues across New Zealand, Hong Kong, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Henry V will be the first production.

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From the blog

Our Research Team takes a closer look at the historical context of Shakespeare’s work and highlights where these influences can be seen in his plays.

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars, 
9 March – 14 July 2013
Experience the majesty of the courts of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Ivan the Terrible at the V&A. This exhibition tells the story of diplomacy through more than 150 spectacular objects, from royal portraits and jewellery to armour and heraldry.

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Hampstead Theatre

23 May – 29 June

A hotel room in disarray – lamps broken, cigarette butts, liquor bottles – a red sequin dress, and a man accused of rape… The accused white, the accuser black. Written by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and starring Clarke Peters (HBO’s The Wire).

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