Shakespeare’s Globe at the Bodleian

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An unmissable cultural highlight of Oxford’s summer, Oxford Playhouse and the Bodleian Library welcome back the Globe on Tour with not one, not two, but three shows! Experience theatre as it was performed in Shakespeare’s day, with this unique theatrical event set in the Old Schools Quadrangle, one of the UK’s most glorious locations.

In the Elizabethan era, when the theatres closed, a small group of actors, juggling a variety of roles from their extensive repertoire, would leave London and head off on tour. The choice of play performed was left to the most powerful person in the household. So, in a first for Shakespeare’s Globe, eight actors will offer you, the audience, the chance to choose which of three plays you’d like them to perform  moments before the performance is set to begin. Follow in the tradition of a Shakespearean audience and get involved, raise your hands and shout out loud to cast your vote for your favourite play: The Merchant of VeniceThe Taming of the Shrew or Twelfth Night.

Why not book a tour?
Guided tours of the Bodleian Library are available daily. For more info or to book visit www.Bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ whats-on/visit 

Book Tickets

Directed by Brendan O’Hea

Designed by Andrew D Edwards

Choreographed by Siân Williams

Composed by Bill Barclay 

Age guideline 12+ 

undefined tickets available on Wed 18 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Tue 24 Jul, Wed 25 Jul & Thu 26 Jul 

Full Circle and Enjoy members get 20% off a pair of tickets for any performance.

  • The perfect setting for an outdoor play, with a gentle breeze shifting the warm air.
       
    Stage Talk
  • On a scale of one to ten of spectacular venues, the Bodleian Library Quad has to score eleven.
       
    Oxford Times
  • This is a company at the top of its game
       
    Richmondshire Today
  • A wholly memorable evening
       
    What'sOnStage
  • You’re guaranteed to experience something truly incredible.
       
    Art Scene In Wales

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