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  • Edward II

    Feb 7, 2019

  • Richard II

    Feb 22, 2019

Edward II Poster

Edward II

February 7, 2019

Christopher Marlowe's complex portrayal of the Machiavellian politics, scandal, power and tragedy surrounding King Edward and his forbidden love for English nobleman Piers Gaveston has fascinated audiences for centuries, its frank depiction of homosexuality (alluded to more openly as time has worn on) causing sensation right up into present day - a 1970s revival starring Ian McKellen drew much uproar as it transmitted the first gay kiss on British television. Experience the enthralling historical drama, brought to life by Marlowe's blank verse brilliance and Shakespeare's Globe, as part of the renowned companies 'On the Shoulders of Ghosts' festival.

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Richard II

February 22, 2019

'On The Shoulders Of Ghosts', the second festival of the Globe's 2018/19 season explores the often imperceptible line between politics and the personal. A whirlwind of power, plotting and historical intrigue, their latest production of Shakespeare's Richard II artfully reflects this theme, chronicling the fall of 14th century English King Richard II with a groundbreaking twist. British stage and screen veteran Adjoa Andoh stars in the titular role as well as co-directs with playwright Lynette Linton, presiding over a the first ever company of women of colour to perform a Shakespearean play.

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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

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