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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre announce 2004 Season
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced its 2004 Season, which will run from 7 May to 26 September 2004 and explore the theme of star-crossed lovers in three of Shakespeare’s plays: Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure.
Both Romeo and Juliet and Measure for Measure will be original practices productions, exploring the clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of Shakespeare’s time. Both plays will be performed by mixed companies of men and women, while Much Ado About Nothing will be performed by an all-female cast.
Public booking opens on 12 February 2004.
Full details of the 2004 theatre season and a full schedule of performances will be announced soon!!
Throughout the 2004 theatre season, Shakespeare’s Globe will be working with the emotional support charity Samaritans, helping to raise awareness of their work and staging fundraising events during their 50th anniversary year.
Commenting on this initiative, Globe artistic director Mark Rylance said: ‘Working with Samaritans, who respond every minute of every day and night to those of us who face in isolation some obstacle to our emotional well-being, we at the Globe have found a partner in our own work to gather people together in a beneficial space of language and communication.’
Daphne Pullen, Chair of Samaritans, said: ‘The emotional themes dramatised by Shakespeare in these three plays have strong resonance in the issues with which Samaritans deals today. We look forward to exploring these connections with Shakespeare’s Globe during The Season of Star-Crossed Lovers.’