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21 April – 14 October


It’s hard to imagine that the new Globe is only fifteen years old. It has scored its image so deep into the grain of our cultural and educational life, it is almost bewildering that it is still in its early teens.

It is our further great good luck that we are able to welcome Mark back to play Shakespeare within the Globe’s wooden embrace. He returns, with his Original Practices team, to revisit a play with which they have previously had great success, Twelfth Night, and to produce Richard III, the play where Shakespeare revealed the gleeful comedian within the wilful dictator.

Proof of its fast-won stature was provided when we went out to the world, and asked who would like to participate in our Globe to Globe festival. We were overwhelmed by the response, from all sorts of different corners of the world – some of the largest National Theatres, some of the world’s most august artists and some of the most radical underground companies – all wanted to come and work within the architecture Shakespeare wrote for. From state-funded powerhouses to companies for whom simple survival is their first daily priority, they are all drawn towards the rough magic that happens at the Globe.

We are also delighted to be producing Henry V, the play which opened the first and our Globe, with Jamie Parker, who was such a delight as Hal in 2010, taking on the title role. And to be producing The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare’s feistiest and wildest comedies, with Toby Frow directing. Our touring operation continues to grow. The small scale productions of Hamlet and As You Like It will return to the Globe, and our hit new play from last year Anne Boleyn does an extensive UK tour, as does Henry V, before it arrives at the Globe. Please try to catch them on their travels.

What draws them, and so many audiences here? A spirit of inclusiveness, a sense of event, a liveness that makes the blood sing a little in an increasingly virtual world, and over and above all else, a sense of play. The spirit of actors meeting audiences in a shared light, and being happy to be honest and foolish together, is a unique reminder of theatre’s most essential virtues.

‘The Play’s the thing’ cries Hamlet, and within the many meanings of that phrase, is no small celebration of the spirit which is bringing together so many different people from so many different places, to celebrate another summer at the Globe.

No-one did more to create that spirit of play in the Globe than its first Artistic Director Mark Rylance. An actor of enormous distinction, and a leader of rare imagination, Mark showed both artists and audiences how to talk and listen to each other. It was the great good luck of the Globe that Mark was around at the right moment to help foster such a unique way of people coming together.

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21 April – 9 June

‘O for a muse of fire...’ says the chorus in Henry V, inviting the listener to travel with him in a voyage of imagination. And the wild journeys of his plays, first travelled in English, soon multiplied into many fresh journeys, in a whole host of different tongues. We are bringing together artists from all over the globe, to enjoy speaking these plays in their own language, in our Globe, within the architecture Shakespeare wrote for. If you want to see Falstaff joke in Spanish, Leontes rage in Yoruba, Constance mourn in Armenian, Richard III scheme in Mandarin, Othello fall apart in hip-hop, Hamlet quiz the cosmos in Lithuanian, Viola enchant in Hindi, or Shylock seek his vengeance in Hebrew, then the Globe will be the place to be in early summer.

The artists will play the Globe way – telling stories through the word and the actor, complemented by costumes, music and dance – and will complete each play within two and-a-quarter hours (we hope). In six weeks you can see all of Shakespeare’s plays, each in a different language, each by 37 international companies. If you want to stand, you can see all for only £100. It is a unique opportunity to open our eyes to both Shakespeare and the world.

For more information and a schedule of performances during Globe to Globe please see the insert at the centre of this brochure. Globe to Globe is part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.

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hakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. The play which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’ celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the ‘wooden O’ - and beyond. Much loved for his performance as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (2010), Jamie Parker returns to Hal’s journey as Henry V. Other credits included The History Boys at the National Theatre, on Broadway and on film.

By William Shakespeare From 7 June

Directed by Dominic Dromgoole Designed by Jonathan Fensom Composed by Claire van Kampen Jamie Parker as Henry V Touring nationally before playing at the Globe: Liverpool Playhouse

Cambridge Arts Theatre

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15-19 May

New Theatre, Cardiff

Theatre Royal Bath

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Oxford Playhouse

Salisbury international arts Festival (Playhouse)

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29 May-2 June In association with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse.

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wo wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, shrewish Katherina? Only the gold-digging Petruchio, a man as maddeningly strong-willed and perverse as Katherina herself, is equal to the task of bullying her to the altar. Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hellbent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal and controversial conclusion. Directed by Toby Frow Designed by Mike Britton

By William Shakespeare From 23 June

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ichard Duke of Gloucester is determined that he should wear the crown of England. He has already despatched one king and that king’s son; now all that stand in his way are two credulous brothers and two helpless nephews – the Princes in the Tower. And woe betide those – the women he wrongs, the henchmen he betrays – who dare to raise a voice against him. Monstrous, but theatrically electric, Richard is Shakespeare’s most charismatic, self-delighting villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal, hypocritical journey to absolute power. An all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in around 1593.

By William Shakespeare From 14 July

Directed by Tim Carroll Designed by Jenny Tiramani Music by Claire van Kampen MARK RYLANCE as Richard III A co-production between Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road.

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n the household of Olivia, two campaigns are being quietly waged – one by the lovesick lord Orsino against the heart of the indifferent Olivia; the other by an alliance of servants and hangers-on against the high-handedness of her steward, the pompous Malvolio. When Orsino engages the cross-dressed Viola to plead with Olivia on his behalf, a bittersweet chain of events follows. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. The Globe revisits its award-winning Twelfth Night of 2002 with an allmale Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.

Directed by Tim Carroll

By William Shakespeare From 22 september

Designed by Jenny Tiramani Music by Claire van Kampen MARK RYLANCE As Olivia A co-production between Shakespeare’s Globe, Sonia Friedman Productions and Shakespeare Road.

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A reprisal of the much loved 2011 production, As You Like It runs the glorious gamut of pastoral romance: cross-dressing and love-notes; poetry and brilliant conversation; gentle satire, slapstick and passion. Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando at a wrestling match, but her usurping uncle, jealous of her popularity banishes her from court. By William Shakespeare from 11 june

Disguised as a boy she seeks out her father and his friends in the Forest of Arden.

By William Shakespeare from 3 september

Following a widely acclaimed tour and run at the Globe in 2011, a handful of players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play, lasting only two and a half hours, at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan style stage. Learning of the king his father’s death, Hamlet comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder.’ Encompassing political intrigue and sexual obsession, philosophical reflection and violent actions, tragic depth and wild humour, Hamlet is Shakespeare’s ‘poem unlimited’, a colossus in the story of the English language and the fullest expression of Shakespeare’s genius.

Hamlet and As You Like It If you can’t make it to a performance at the Globe, then pack your picnic rug and see it at another stunning open-air setting. For full tour details visit us online at shakespearesglobe.org

Here she meets Orlando again and, under the guise of a young man, counsels him in the arts of love. Performed at the Globe and touring on an Elizabethan style stage, a small troupe of travelling players breathes new life into this firm favourite among Shakespeare’s comedies.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

English Touring Theatre presents the Shakespeare’s Globe Production of

Following two sell-out runs at the Globe in 2010 and 2011 Howard Brenton’s award-winning celebration of the great English heroine, Anne Boleyn, is taking to the road this spring.

Hall for Cornwall, Truro

15-17 March 2012

10-14 April 2012

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Darlington Civic Theatre

20-24 March 2012

Malvern Theatres

Grand Theatre Blackpool

24-28 April 2012

27-31 March 2012

Theatre Royal Bath

Theatre Royal Brighton

1-5 May 2012

3-7 April 2012

festival theatre, Edinburgh

17-21 April 2012

8-12 May 2012

Supported by Arts Council England

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Written by Howard Brenton

Designed by Michael Taylor

Directed by John Dove

Composed by William Lyons


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Special events

Globe education events

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Friends Of Shakespeare’s Globe Meet The Cast (Post-matinee)

Comedy Store Players (8pm)

Midnight Matinee

Setting the Scene Talking Theatre Perspective R arely Played (12pm) and Read Not Dead (3pm)

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SPECIAL EVENTS

GLOBE EDUCATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Please read before booking.

READ NOT DEAD Performances with scripts of rarely performed plays that complement the theatre season. Tickets: £8 (£6 FoSG/concs/students).

RARELY PLAYED Inspiring and engaging introductions to the Read Not Dead performance. Tickets: £13 (£10 FoSG/concs/students). Price includes ticket to Read Not Dead performance.

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Seating and yard

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Seating consists of wooden benches. Yard tickets are standing only, please do not bring shooting sticks or chairs.

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There will be three perspectives this year, including the annual perspective by John Wolfson (Honorary Curator of Rare Books, Shakespeare’s Globe). Details are to be confirmed. Please check the website for details or ask the Box Office. Tickets: £10 (£8 FoSG/concs/students).

If you have problems climbing stairs or suffer from vertigo you are advised to request tickets in the lower gallery.

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Post-matinee Q&A sessions with members of the casts. Open to Friends & Patrons of Shakespeare’s Globe and their guests only, and bookable via the Friends office. Please see the schedule for dates.

Leading scholars provide introductions to the evening play, illustrated by Globe actors. Tickets: £6 (£5 FoSG/concs, £4 students).

Chaired Q&As with members of the theatre company. Tickets: Free, but must be booked via Box Office.

By underground Mansion House, Blackfriars, Cannon Street (District & Circle lines), London Bridge (Northern & Jubilee lines), Southwark (Jubilee line), St Paul’s (Central line).

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FRIENDS MEET THE CAST

How to find us

The roof of the stage and all gallery seats are held up by pillars and there is no seat in the theatre from which the action is not obscured at some point.

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‘amazingly inventive and sometimes take off into flights of surreal brilliance.’ Daily Telegraph

SETTING THE SCENE

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‘The best ad-lib ensemble in the UK’ Evening Standard

Events complementing the Theatre Season run throughout the summer. Please see the schedule for dates.

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The Comedy Store Players return to the Globe with a stunning line up of six comedians presenting a night of hilarious and improvised comedy.

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There is no cloakroom for the theatre and patrons are asked to keep their belongings with them at all times. The management reserves the right to search any bag taken in to the theatre and refuse access with large items.

Children A ticket is required for anyone aged 3 and over. If your child cries or causes a disturbance you will be asked to leave and may not be readmitted to the theatre. All information correct at the time of going to print. Shakespeare’s Globe reserves the right to alter the programme or performance schedule without prior notification.

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DELIVERY CHARGE All mailed tickets are subject to a postal charge of £1.50 (UK) or £2.50 (groups and overseas).

REFUNDS Shakespeare’s Globe cannot give refunds on any ticket sold.

EXCHANGES Shakespeare’s Globe can exchange tickets for a later performance of the same production on condition that we receive the tickets at least 28 days before the performance. There is an administration fee of £2 per ticket, free for Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe.

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CONCESSIONS

SPECIAL OFFERS

Under 18s

FAMILY RATE

£3 off all seats.

Top-price tickets £135 Second-price tickets £110

DISABLED PATRONS

Yard £5 (Standing)

Lower/Middle/Upper Galleries

Half-price seats for disabled patrons plus one companion if required.

school/GROUP BOOKINGS

EXHIBITION OFFER

£15, £18, £20, £23, £27, £32

Tickets must be for the same performance.

Tel: 020 7902 1409 Fax: 020 7902 1401 10am-5pm Monday – Friday access@shakespearesglobe.com An access guide is available in large print.

For more information, please speak to a member of the Box Office or see school group terms and conditions online.

Present a valid ticket for any performance in the 2012 Theatre Season and receive £2 off entry to the Exhibition. One discount per person. All offers subject to availability, and cannot be used with any other offer. Join our email list at shakespearesglobe.com for offers and updates throughout the season.

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Please note there is limited availability for groups in all areas of the theatre. For groups including students aged under 18 a ratio of one adult per ten students is required. Adults must remain with their group throughout the performance.

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We receive no government funding and depend on our audiences to support our work and ambitions. Whilst booking your tickets please consider making an additional donation. Adding just a small amount to your ticket purchase will be of huge benefit to us. Funds generated from top-up donations this year will be directed towards the creation of our new indoor Jacobean theatre, which we hope will be complete by winter 2013.

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PLEASE NOTE: RED SEATS ARE RESTRICTED VIEW

All seats are priced according to visibility and there is no seat in the theatre from which the action is not obscured at some point.

Find out more: shakespearesglobe.com

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EXHIBITION AND THEATRE TOURS

GLOBE THEATRE ON SCREEN

Shakespeare’s Globe has a comprehensive exhibition devoted to exploring the working life of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in London. The exhibition is open year-round and includes a tour of the Globe Theatre, led by one of our highly-skilled storytellers. During theatre performances, tours are taken to the nearby site of Bankside’s first theatre, the Rose.

Cinema releases of the acclaimed 2011 productions of Doctor Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing and All’s Well That Ends Well will take place during 2012 with DVD releases to follow. DVDs of the 2009 productions of Romeo & Juliet, As You Like It and Love’s Labour’s Lost are available from the Globe Shop. The 2010 productions of Henry VIII, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and The Merry Wives of Windsor will be available in due course.

GLOBE SHOP

Please visit the website or join our enewsletter for further information

Shakespeare’s Globe shop is open every day, selling a range of merchandise connected to the 2012 theatre season as well as specially commissioned jewellery, clothing, books, music, DVDs and gifts.

EATING AND DRINKING

shakespearesglobe.com/shop

Swan at the Globe sources ingredients from local suppliers and markets and transforms them into innovative modern British dishes.

GLOBE ONLINE

The ground floor bar is open all day for eating and socialising. The Brasserie, with stunning views across the Thames, serves delicious food and is perfect for relaxing pre-theatre dining and special occasions. Swan on the Piazza serves Pimm’s and other treats for those who want a quick and tasty snack while watching a show.

Visit shakespearesglobe.com and find out more about each production with photos, trailers, blogs, articles and Globe Education’s Adopt An Actor project. Sign up to our monthly newsletter online or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@The_Globe) for all the latest news and updates.

020 7928 9444 (option 1) loveswan.co.uk

VENUE HIRE AND EVENTS Shakespeare’s Globe has a variety of spaces which can be hired for events. From receptions and dinners to award ceremonies and workshops, there are stunning facilities for between 20 and 450 guests. 020 7928 9444 (option 2) loveswan.co.uk

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SUPPORT US THE INDOOR JACOBEAN THEATRE

FRIENDS AND PATRONS

In winter 2013 we will open the doors of our second theatre here on the banks of the River Thames – our new Indoor Jacobean Theatre. By the end of 2013 we hope to have both an outdoor and indoor playhouse on the Globe site. The Indoor Jacobean Theatre will enable us to produce plays all year round as we introduce our first ever Winter Season, opening once the Globe Summer Theatre Season closes. To complete this theatre will cost £7 million and we are securing these funds through individual, charitable and corporate donations.

By upgrading your level of membership you can extend your support to Shakespeare’s Globe and enhance the benefits you receive as a Friend or Patron. Best Friends are able to gain access to Best Category tickets up to one month before a performance date while Courtiers gain access for up to three weeks before a performance date. Nobles and Directors Circle supporters have access to seats up to 48 hours prior to a performance date (all subject to availability). In addition we are offering a new way of supporting a Shakespeare play through the Henry V Play Syndicate. Members of the syndicate will gain a greater insight into the whole production process of Henry V.

If you would like to make a contribution please get in touch with us on 020 7902 1457 or Suzi.g@shakespearesglobe.com

Find out more about the benefits of upgrading or joining the Play Syndicate by contacting the Friends & Patrons office on 020 7902 5970 or friends@shakespearesglobe.com

NAME A SEAT Our new Indoor Jacobean Theatre will be beautifully crafted, and more intimate than the Globe Theatre with only 320 seats. To raise funds for the building we are offering you the chance to become part of the theatre by naming a seat. The name of your choice will be etched onto the seat for years to come. Seat naming costs £3,000 and can be spread over several years.

SUPPORTING THROUGH YOUR BUSINESS You can also get involved with Shakespeare’s Globe through your business, helping to directly support our artistic, education and community outreach programmes. We work with businesses in many different ways, offering a flexible and creative approach to develop collaborative partnerships that effectively meet your needs.

Please contact us for more details on 020 7902 1457 or Suzi.g@shakespearesglobe.com

LEGACY GIVING

Entertaining and hospitality opportunities are also available throughout the theatre season, from private hire of our Gentlemen’s Rooms to sponsorship of a performance of your choice throughout the season. Alternatively, join as an annual corporate member and make the most of everything the Globe has to offer with ticketing and hospitality benefits, exclusive access, plus invitations and offers for your staff and business contacts to enjoy the huge variety of world-class work presented at Shakespeare’s Globe every year.

Join a growing group of supporters who have chosen to support the Globe by leaving a gift in their will. Your legacy is precious and will help us to develop and strengthen our innovative Education and Theatre programmes. The knowledge of your bequest gives us the opportunity to thank you for your generosity and to help us plan and invest in the Globe’s future. Find out more by contacting us on 020 7902 1450 or Jo.m@shakespearesglobe.com

To find out more please contact us on 020 7902 1452 or Rebecca.m@shakespearesglobe.com

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Design Small Back Room Concept photography Amberly Valentine Photography Manuel Harlan Keith Pattison Print Stirling The Shakespeare Globe Trust, a limited company registered in England and Wales No. 1152238 and a registered charity No. 266916. Shakespeare Globe Trading Limited registered charity in England and Wales No. 997433.


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