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…
Henry V at Noël Coward Theatre – 23rd November 2013 to 15th February 2014 Hollywood actor Jude Law will be starring in the Noel Coward Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s patriotic history play “Henry V”. Set immediately before and after the events of the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, Shakespeare’s masterful plot tells the story of Henry’s campaign to reclaim his English possessions in Northern France.
Coriolanus at Donmar Warehouse – 6th December 2013 to 8th February 2014 When an old enemy threatens Rome, the city calls for Coriolanus. But famine also stalks the city, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the voice of an angry people.
And here are some other events at Globe Theatre…
Guided tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre – Every day The Globe Theatre is a faithful reconstruction of William Shakespeare’s Elizabethean playhouse. An expert guide will lead you through the exciting life of the theatre, and sit you down in the seats whilst they explain how a play was performed in the 16th-century, and how they try and recreate the same feeling today.
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