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The Globe Theatre Justice and Mercy Season 2015

Shakespeare's Globe TheatreArtistic Director Dominic Dromgoole’s final summer season explores the theme ‘Justice & Mercy‘. The season opens 23rd April 2015.

Shakespeare’s Globe is to stage King John for 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. The Summer 2015 production means all plays written entirely or substantially by Shakespeare will have been performed at The Globe.

The Merchant of Venice From 23rd April 2015
In some of his most highly-charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

Romeo & Juliet At the Globe and on tour 27th April – 8th May 2015
A small troupe of travelling players takes to the road with Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. Performed at the Globe and on an Elizabethan-style stage, this stripped-down version breathes new life into one of the greatest of all love stories.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

As You Like It From 15th May 2015
A firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies, and featuring some of his best-loved characters, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and brilliant conversation, gentle satire, forgiveness and reparation.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking open

Richard II  From 11th July 2015
Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatizing man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

Richard III – performed in Mandarin 20th July – 25th July 2015
We are delighted to welcome the National Theatre of China back to the Globe, after they delighted audiences in 2012 with this, their production of Shakespeare’s hilarious horror-show of power and paranoia. Directed by the National’s Associate Director, Wang Xiaoying.
13 January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9 February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

The Heresy of Love From 31st July 2015
Inspired by the life of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, writer of The House of Desires, The Heresy of Love uses all the devices of Spanish Golden Age Theatre – intrigue and danger, passion and politics, comedy and tragedy – in this clash between organised religion and personal faith.
A new production of Helen Edmundson’s critically-acclaimed play.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

Much Ado About Nothing Performing at the Globe and on tour 10th August – 12th September 2015
After delighting audiences in 2014, Much Ado About Nothing returns this summer. Performing at the Globe and on an Elizabethan-inspired stage, a handful of players reinvent renaissance touring theatre for the 21st century with Shakespeare’s timeless comedy.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe.
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

Macbeth Performed in Cantonese 17 August – 23 August
The hybrid culture of Hong Kong informs this production of the Scottish play from the eminent director’s outstanding and groundbreaking troupe. Described as the ‘alchemist of minimalist theatre’, Tang Shu-wing works with simple staging, voice and movement, to release the energies of classic texts.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

The Oresteia From 29th August 2015
The curse of the house of Atreus, passing from generation to generation, is one of the great myths of western literature. In the hands of Aeschylus, the story enacts the final victory of reason and justice over superstition and barbarity.
13th January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9th February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

Nell Gwynn From 19 September
Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Pan Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard won place in the heart of the king. But at a time when women are second class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the court? And at what cost?
Having delighted audiences with Blue Stockings in 2012, writer Jessica Swale returns to the Globe with this vibrant take on life in the theatre in the 17th century.
13 January 2015, 10.00am – Priority Booking opens for Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe
9 February 2015, 10.00am – Public Booking opens

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Saturday 22nd November 2014

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