The Globe Theatre will be putting on a production of Shakespeare's "Richard III".
It tells the story of the evil Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who took Edward IV's two young sons into custody on the old king's death. When the two princes disappeared shortly after, Richard claimed the throne for himself, and woe betide anyone who dared to raise a voice against him!
Shakespeare's memorable protrayel of Richard gives us a monstrous villain, revelling at every moment in his homicidal rise to absolute power.
The Globe Theatre is a perfect reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse that originally stood in Shakespeare’s day, and features wooden seats in balconies, and a stage that is open to the weather.
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If you like this, here are some more of William Shakespeare’s plays…
A Midsummer Nights Dream at Globe Theatre – 24th May to 12th October 2013 The plot for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love affairs are complicated still further by the arrival of the King and Queen of the Fairies. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius — but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the lovers take refuge in the woods they wander into the midst of a kingly dispute.
Taming Of The Shrew at Globe Theatre – 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th and 19th to 21st June 2013 The Globe Theatre is putting on a production of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. The play follows two wealthy sisters as they search for a husband. Bianca is modest and kind, and has no trouble attracting a string of suitors, but Katherina is wild and shrewish and the only man who wants to know is the gold-digging Petruchio. Will he be able to bully her to the altar?
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