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Shakespeare's Globe announces schedule for 2005
Dates are now confirmed for SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE 2005 schedule entitled "The Season Of The World And Underworld" which will run from 6 May to 2 October 2005.
The 2005 summer theatre season at Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates the influence of classical Greece on Shakespeare’s works. Four productions and two projects tell stories of daughters lost and found between The World and Underworld. This will be Mark Rylance’s last season as artistic director.
(Public Booking opens 14 Feb 2005)
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The Tempest By William Shakespeare, from 6 May to 2 Oct 2005. Directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Jenny Tiramani, and starring Mark Rylance (Prospero). All the characters are played by three actors. The story-telling will be enhanced by three dancers and six musicians. This is a Modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005. Prospero has been exiled from his dukedom in MIlan. With his young daughter he is put to sea to perish. Fortune lands them on a remote island where, twelve years later, his enemies are also apparently shipwrecked.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre By William Shakespeare, from 20 May to 1 Oct 2005. Directed by Kathryn Hunter, designed by Liz Cooke. This is a Modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005. Having discovered a dangerous secret at the court of Antiochus, Pericles is forced to flee his own kingdom and wander the world. He arrives, shipwrecked, in Pentapolis, where he is saved by fishermen and wins Princess Thaisa for his wife. Shortly afterwards, however, Thaisa dies at sea giving birth to a child: Mrina. Pericles fosters this daughter to a friend. When Mrina is also reported dead some years leter, he falls into a speechless grief. The story culminates in the redemption of the long-suffering Pericles through a series of seeming miracles.
The Winter's Tale By William Shakespeare, from 4 Jun to 1 Oct 2005. Directed by John Dove, designed by Jenny Tiramani. This is an original practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe if 1599, with a modern company of men and women players.Leontes, King of Sicilia, is convinced that his wife Hermione has committed adultery. So blind is his rage that even a proclamation from the Oracle of Apollo fails to convince Leontes of Hermione's innocence. His implacable jealousy has terrible consequences, leading to the rupture of his lifelong friendship with the King of Bohemia, and the death of his wife and son. Only Leontes' infant daughter Perdita, sent to her death but saved by shepherds in Bohemia, survives to redeem the story.
The Storm By Peter Oswald, after Plautus, from 30 Jul to 30 Sep 2005. Directed by Tim Carroll, designed by Laura Hopkins. This is a Modern practices production exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of 2005.Descending from the heavenly sphere of the gods to the mortal world below, Arcturus raises a mighty storm. For Labrax, a 'procurer' of women, the storm brings shipwreck and ruin. For his female captives it offers a chance of escape. Washed up on a rocky coastline the two women seek refuge in the shrine of Venus, but it seems that the goddess alone cannot protect them. They are forced to rely instead on the help of the elderly Daemones, who is already struggling to control his reluctant slaves: the impudent Sceparino and the inept Gripus.
A programme of two minimal productions that focus on the soul of acting skills.
Man Falling Down: A Mask Play by Jack Shepherd & Oliver Cotton, Mondays for six weeks from 15 Aug to 19 Sep 2005. Directed by Jack Shepherd. Exploration of the full mask, the comic half mask and the three-quarter mask employed in classical Greek and Roman theatre. A wide selection of text and stories will influence the project, including St. John, Milton, Dante, Orpheus, Comedia and The York Mysery Cycle
Troilus and Cressida By William Shakespeare, Wednesdays for six weeks from 24 Aug to 28 Sep 2005. Directed by Giles Block. This project will explore the eloquence possible in speaking Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida'. The production will be played with live music and minimal settings.