The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0248  Friday, 15 June 2012


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Date:          Friday, June 15, 2012 8:06 AM

Subject:     The Play’s the Thing 2012 Season


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Globe to Globe closed on 9 June to the sound of resounding applause that continues to echo around the theatre into the Season, The Play’s The Thing.  Dominic Dromgoole’s Henry V has already received 4 stars from the Daily Telegraph and the Evening Standard. The Taming of the Shrew with Samantha Spiro as Katherine opens on 23 June. Rehearsals are underway for Richard III and many of this cast will also perform in the sold out Twelfth Night. Hamlet is currently on tour and As You Like It takes to the road next month.


For a different view of the Globe join us for a Midnight Matinee performance of Henry V, The Taming of the Shrew or As You Like It. Alternatively, relive your favourite moments of Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry VIII on DVD, now available from the Globe shop.



The Play’s The Thing


After the theatrical extravaganza of Globe to Globe, the 2012 Season, The Play’s The Thing continues with Dominic Dromgoole’s Henry V. The Season continues with The Taming of The Shrew, Richard III and Twelfth Night. Touring productions Hamlet and As You Like It will also make appearances at the Globe. 


Hamlet on tour


After a sell out show at the Globe, Hamlet continues to thrill audiences across the country. Catch it at a fabulous location near you as it heads to Cornwall, Cambridge, Oxford and across the UK.  Running the glorious gamut of pastoral romance, As You Like It takes to the road on 5th July. Opening at Margate it then makes its way around the UK, Denmark and Ireland.


[Editor’s Note: This Hamlet will make a brief appearance at the Folger Theatre. Subscribers get first crack at the tickets. I initially passed, but I decided that I would ask if anyone who saw the production in London thinks it worth the time and money? –Hardy]


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