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Globe Education Spring Season 2013

Theatre news

THIS SPRING, Globe Education continues its exploration of plays and music written for halls and indoor theatres in anticipation of the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse opening January 2014, with the spring events season – Shakespeare: Playing Indoors.

More information and tickets for all events are available from the Globe box office on 020 7401 9919 or online at

Globe Education’s hugely successful Read Not Dead series continues this year on Sunday, February 17 at 3pm with Francis Beaumont’s The Knight of the Burning Pestle.

First performed in 1607 at the Blackfriars theatre, and post-modern before the term was even invented, The Knight of the Burning Pestle explores where the boundaries of the play begin and end.

Henry Glapthorne’s The Lady Mother is next on Sunday, March 10 at 3pm. First performed in 1635, this lively Caroline tragicomedy explores themes of sexual jealousy and matriarchal ambition, juxtaposing elements of dark tragedy against absurd comedy.

On Sunday, April 28, Read Not Dead On The Road hops across the river to Inner Temple, London, with a performance of Gorboduc written by Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville. Gorboduc was the first English play to be written in blank verse.

This staged reading will take place in the Inner Temple directed by Oliver Senton, and will once again be performed by lawyers for the first time since 1562.

Theatre music is the focus of a number of talks and demonstrations this season including the Sam Wanamaker Fellowship Lecture with David Lindley which took place on Wednesday, January 30.

David Lindley will also be curating the Shakespeare, music and performance conference at the Globe from May 3 to May 5, when scholars from around the world will discuss the music written for Shakespeare’s plays from the 16th century stage to 21st century cinema.

On Friday, May 3 (7.30pm), take to the UnderGlobe for an evening celebrating Globe Music and Globe musicians, including music featured in the recent productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night.

Join Dr Tom Cornford and Dr Trevor Rawlins on Thursday, February 7 for These are the Youths That Thunder at the Play House, the second in a series of talks celebrating new scholarship. The talk will explore new research into actor training and the craftsmanship, artistry and environment of theatre making.

On Saturday, February 23 (11am – 2pm), families are invited to explore the world of Shakespearean music and dance in one of four practical workshops with Stamp, Rave and Fret. Visitors can create a piece of music, learn a jig, master a historical dance or sing a song before performing on the Globe stage.

2013 Theatre Season