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King LearBill Buckhurst's King Lear, a small-scale touring production which had a short run at Shakespeare's Globe in the summer of 2013 - when it was staged for just five performances - returns to the London theatre from 6th August 2014. Performed on an Elizabethan-style stage, the well-known tragedy begins as the elderly king, weary of his royal duties, asks each of his three daughters to profess their love for him. Not satisfied by the honest answer of his youngest child he erroneously banishes her from his kingdom. Once he realises his mistake, it's too late and the crazed monarch descends into a madness in this timeless tale of cruelty, greed, divided love and the human condition.

 

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    DATES  13th July to 5th September 2015
    VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
    A new production of Helen Edmundson's critically-acclaimed The Heresy of Love will be staged at Shakespeare's Globe this July. Taking place in the late 1600s in a convent in Mexico, it's based on a gifted and progressive writer who finds herself at the centre of a fatal struggle between two Princes of the Church. The play is inspired by the life of... More about this event
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    DATES  20th to 25th Jul 2015
    VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
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