Writing for a Shakespearean Stage: New Plays for The Globe

Event Dates: 23 May 2014
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
43 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD

The Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2014

Welcome to Birkbeck’s seventh annual Arts Week – running this year from Monday 19 to Friday 23 May. The week will include lectures, readings, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of Birkbeck academics, on topics both public and scholarly.

The programme of events reflects the liveliness of teaching and research within Birkbeck’s School of Arts, whose internationally renowned academics address some of the most important issues that affect our society today.

Writing for a Shakespearean Stage: New Plays for The Globe

For the past seventeen years, the reconstructed Shakespeare’s Globe has played host to many productions of plays originally written for Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres. But what is the Globe like as a space for the presentation of new writing? How do playwrights approach the task of writing new plays for this distinctive stage? Join us for a lively panel discussion featuring renowned playwrights including David Eldridge (Holy Warriors, 2014) and Jessica Swale (Bluestockings, 2013) and Ché Walker (The Lightning Child, 2013); chaired by Dr Gillian Woods (Birkbeck).


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