"The Custom of the Country is a roaring tale of travel, duels, love potions, mutual love, thwarted love and plain old lust..."

Dr Lucy Munro (King's College London) on why Massinger and Fletcher's The Custom of the Country deserves a staged reading in the Playhouse: [ Po.st Link ]

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"I think Viola's relationship with Olivia is really special; it's two women really getting to know each other and experiencing love almost in the same way. Underneath the masks that they're wearing, they unveil themselves to each other without even realising that they're necessarily doing it..."

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I think Violas relationship with Olivia is really special its two women
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Watch award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta introduce our Festival of Independence:

See what's coming up and book tickets: [ Po.st Link ]
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Don't forget, Public Booking for Farinelli and the King on Broadway opens at 10.00am EST today: [ Po.st Link ]
Dont forget Public Booking for Farinelli and the King on Broadway opens
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Today marks the anniversary of Henry VI's death – and you can now watch our 2013 production of Henry VI (Part 1, 2 and 3) on Globe Player.

The three plays that make up Shakespeare's Henry VI create a world without ideology; a savage time, when the heroes are not kings, but formidable women, such as Joan of Arc, or rebels, such as Jack Cade. All three plays are now available to rent or buy: [...
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Want to see Farinelli and the King on Broadway this winter, with Mark Rylance reprising his role as Philippe V?

Public Booking opens at 10.00am (EST) on Monday 22 May. Don't miss out: [ Po.st Link ]
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From Tuesday 30 May - Saturday 3 June, join us for a short course exploring Shakespeare's bold female characters, including Juliet, Viola and Beatrice. In this video, Dr Morwenna Carr shares an insight into what participants can expect from the course...

To see the full schedule and book your place: [ Po.st Link ]
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Kneehigh Theatre's Tristan & Yseult will run at the Globe Theatre from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 June. The internationally acclaimed production has been hailed by critics as ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’ and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.

Book tickets: http\://po.st/TristanAndYseult2017

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"What country, friends, is this?" Twelfth Night (Act 1, Scene 2)

Twelfth Night opens in the Globe tonight, directed by Emma Rice and featuring a superb cast: [ Po.st Link ]

To the company for their opening performance – break a leg!

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"What country friends is this" Twelfth Night Act 1 Scene 2
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Exciting news! We've just added four new events to the line-up for our Festival of Independence. The festival, which is curated by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta, features theatre, music, poetry, comedy and dance on the themes of personal, political and artistic freedom.

On 28 June, comedian and writer Mark Steel will share the surprising, moving and incredibly funny story about...
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Designer Lez Brotherston shares his costume design sketches for Twelfth Night:
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Designer Lez Brotherston shares his costume design sketches for Twelfth Night:
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"You’ve got people at the sides, almost at the back, and everyone in front of you. The groundlings, who give such good energy, and we’re using them as the sea. This landscape on a Scottish island and they are the ocean, we keep looking out, so we can use them a lot..."

Actor Joshua Lacey (Orsino) shares an insight into the rehearsal process for Twelfth Night:
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Our Festival of Independence opens next month with How Many Roads?, and evening of words and music featuring Susheela Raman Official and William Dalrymple.

Join us on 7 June for a special performance in our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse:
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Our Festival of Independence opens next month with How Many Roads and
Now this is just the thing to liven up your afternoon. Listen to exclusive snippets of songs from our production of Twelfth Night, which opens in the Globe this Thursday:
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Twelfth Night will run from Thursday 18 May – Saturday 5 August. To find out more about the production and book tickets: [ Po.st Link ]
Now this is just the thing to liven up your afternoon Listen
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Kneehigh Theatre's Tristan & Yseult will run at the Globe Theatre from Tuesday 13 – Saturday 24 June. The internationally acclaimed production has been hailed by critics as ‘a triumph’, ‘deliriously joyful’ and ‘breathtaking in every respect’.

Book tickets: http\://po.st/TristanAndYseult2017

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Kneehigh Theatres Tristan Yseult will run at the Globe Theatre from Tuesday
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Join us for a short course exploring the representation of strong women in Shakespeare's plays. Focusing on the characters of Juliet, Viola and Beatrice, scholars and theatre practitioners will lead talks, seminars and workshops to examine Shakespeare's portrayals of gender.

From Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June. To read the full course schedule and book your place: [ Po.st Link ]

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To the Nell Gwynn company for their final performance on our stage tonight – break a leg!

After all, you know too well that you can dance and you can sing...

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To the Nell Gwynn company for their final performance on our stage tonight – break a leg
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Kristina Wilde
"[Shakespeare's] cross-dressed heroine Viola – who calls herself a ‘monster’ in Act II, scene 2 – is no social pariah, but a glorious demonstration of the range of gender possibilities available to early modern people..."

Dr Will Tosh on gender and Twelfth Night:
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Shakespeares crossdressed heroine Viola who calls herself a monster in Act II
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