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New book looks back over a decade of theatrical history

Published: Tuesday 4th of November 2008

The role of a key British dramatic education project is the subject of a newly-released book.

Shakespeare's Globe: A Theatrical Experiment looks back on the Globe Education programme, which was bringing Shakespearean and other renaissance drama alive for several years before Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London was built.

Throughout the academic year some 70,000 students and teachers take part in a series of workshops and educational events, delving into these rich, dense texts and seeking to invigorate their sometime impenetrable themes and language.

The unique approach and much-lauded success is the focus of this new tome, edited by Christie Carson, with contributions from a number of leading experts including Patrick Spottiswoode. The book is published by Cambridge University Press.

Shakespeare's Globe theatre on London's Bankside was completed in 1997. Part of the roof is currently being rejuvenated, with master thatchers working on repairing several key parts of the traditional structure.

LondonPass holders can enjoy the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition for free, saving £10.50 for adults and £6.50 for children.

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