Shakespeare's Globe announces shows for 2008

Shakespeare's Globe announces shows for 2008

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE 2008 season entitled "Totus Mundus" has been announced - running from 23 April (Shakespeare's Birthday) to 5 October 2008

(Totus mundus agit histrionem is thought to have been the motto of the first Globe - 'The whole world is a playhouse')

(Public booking opens 11 Feb 2008)

There are 6 main productions in the Globe, which includes 4 Shakespeare plays (King Lear; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Timon of Athens) ; The Frontline by Ché Walker; and in a co-production with Lifeblood Theatre Company Liberty by Glyn Maxwell. Also a special show called A Shakespeare Party by Footsbarn Theatre playing 23 – 25 May.

Further details below...

By William Shakespeare
Previews 23 Apr, Opens 29 Apr, Closes 17 Aug
Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

By William Shakespeare
Previews 10 May, Opens 21 May, Closes 4 Oct

By William Shakespeare
Previews 8 Jun, Opens 18 Jun, Closes 5 Oct
Directed by Christopher Luscombe

by Che Walker
Previews 6 Jul, Opens 9 Jul, Closes 17 Aug
Set on a Saturday night outside Camden tube and presents a modern, vigorous tale of London life on the edge. (This play contains bad language and strong content.)

By William Shakespeare
Previews 26 Jul, Opens 6 Aug, Closes 3 Oct
Directed by Lucy Bailey, designed by William Dudley

by Glyn Maxwell, an adaptation of Anatole France’s 1912 novel Les Dieux ont Soif.
Previews 31 Aug, Opens 3 Sep, Closes 4 Oct
Directed by Guy Retallack; Co-produced with Lifeblood Theatre Company
Set at the height of the 'Reign of Terror', tells the story of Gamelin, a Revolutionary magistrate who turns from being a radical idealist to a fanatical apologist for state violence, and the effect on the lives of the girl he loves, his best friend and the people they know.

By Footsbarn Theatre
from 23 to 25 May
'The company has travelled the world for 35 years celebrating and sharing Shakespeare's work with people of all cultures, using their distinct blend of visual theatre and music. In 2008, they return to London, after a15 year absence, with a production specially conceived for the unique space of Shakespeare’s Globe.'

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