Shakespeare's Globe Theatre announce 2002 Season


Shakespeare's Globe Theatre announce 2002 Season

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre have announced their 2002 Season, which runs from 11th May 2002 to 29th September 2002. (Public Booking opens 13th Feb 02).

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare, directed by Tim Carroll
(11th May 02 to 28th Sep 02)
Believing her twin brother Sebastian to have drowned after a shipwreck which she has survived, the young Viola is stranded on the mysterious island of Illyria. Disguising herself as the page Cesario, she enters the service of the handsome Duke Orsino, who is madly in love with the beautiful Countess Olivia. But when, while delivering a letter, the Countess falls helplessy in love with the disguised messenger herself, Viola realises her problems have only just begun. (**This is an original practices production, exploring clothing, music and settings possible in 1602).

A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare, directed by Mike Alfreds
(26th May 02 to 27th Sep 02)
When a quartet of bickering young lovers find themselves in a magical forest after fleeing the restraints of Athenian life, the fairy king Oberon is concerned to see that the natural state of things is slipping out of balance. Frustrated also by his feud with the fairy queen Totania, Oberon enlists the mischievous puck Robin Goodfellow to minister a special love-potion which will re-direct the wayward passions, and restore order to the lives of lovers and fairies alike. (**This is a modern practices production, exploring clothing, music and settings possible in 2002).

The Golden Ass
by Peter Oswald
(3rd Aug 02 to 29th Sep 02)
This is a new comedy written specifically for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre , telling the story of an insatiably curious young man who, wishing to turn himself into a wise owl, takes the wrong drug and finds himself transformed into an ass. His subsequent travels lead him to encounter the chaos of human desire from the perspective of a servile donkey. The most exuisite tale in this epic, as originally told by Lucius Apuleius, is the first known account of the marriage of Cupid and Psyche, which is perhaps the archetypal myth behind modern psychology. (**Inspired by The Golden Ass, Peter Oswald has written a riotous erotic comedy of love and desire, combining all 30 of the season's actors and musicians as never before. Please be aware, this is the source for Titania making love to Bottom when he is transformed into an ass. )

 

 

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