pop up globe pre show talks. Prior to the show, hear various directors and creators from the shows, twelfth night and A Midsummer Night's Dream, about bringing Shakespeare's works to life and into the modern world.

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Thursday 19 December, 6.30pm – Romeo and Juliet with Dr Miles Gregory & Bob Capocci

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Artistic Director Dr Miles Gregory and Head of Costume Design Bob Capocci have enjoyed two decades of creative collaboration, most recently on Pop-up Globe’s productions of Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Henry V, Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Miles and Bob will discuss the collaborative process behind the design of Romeo and Juliet and give you insight into their creative practice.  Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Saturday 11 January 2020, 12.30pm – Much Ado About Nothing in historical context

Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age.  Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of short talks before selected matinees in our summer season.  Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Much Ado About Nothing.  Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play.  An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Saturday 18 January 2020, 12.30pm – Romeo and Juliet in historical context

Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age.  Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of short talks before selected matinees in our summer season.  Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Romeo and Juliet.  Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play.  An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Thursday 23 January 2020, 6.30pm – Movement at Pop-up Globe with Brigid Costello

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Movement Director Brigid Costello has created the choreography for 14 of Pop-up Globe’s 18 productions to date, and will discuss the process of making Romeo and Juliet and give you insights into her creative practice across four seasons at Pop-up Globe.  Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Thursday 30 January 2020, 6.30pm – The music of Pop-up Globe with Paul McLaney

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Head of Music Paul McLaney has composed the songs and sounds for every in-house production at Pop-up Globe since the first season, and will discuss the collaborative process behind the music of Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing and give you insights into his creative practice.  Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Saturday 1 February 2020, 12.30pm – Romeo and Juliet in historical context

Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age.  Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of short talks before selected matinees in our summer season.  Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Romeo and Juliet.  Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play.  An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Saturday 8 February 2020, 12.30pm – Much Ado About Nothing in historical context

Shakespeare may be for all time, but he was also of a specific age.  Pop-up Globe seeks to navigate the fascinating gulf between the twenty-first century and when the plays were first written and performed 400 years ago with a series of short talks before selected matinees in our summer season.  Pop-up Globe’s head of research David Lawrence will attempt to illuminate the historical context behind the original performance of Much Ado About Nothing.  Find out what the immediate political and social concerns of the age were, and what contemporary events Shakespeare may have been thinking about or responding to when he wrote the play.  An ideal way to enhance your enjoyment of that afternoon’s performance.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Thursday 13 February 2020, 6.30pm – Scenic Design at Pop-up Globe with Malcolm Dale

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Pop-up Globe’s Head of Scenic Design Malcolm Dale will discuss the process of making Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing and give you insights into his creative practice across five seasons at Pop-up Globe, including the ongoing evolution of the interior design of the playhouse.  Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Thursday 20 February, 6.30pm – Fights, fire and flaming swords with Alexander James Holloway

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Pop-up Globe’s Head of Stage Combat and Special Effects Alexander Holloway will discuss the process of making Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing and give you insights into his creative practice across five seasons at Pop-up Globe.  Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens

 

Thursday 27 February 2020, 6.30pm – Directing Shakespeare with Dr Miles Gregory and David Lawrence

Meet the creative team responsible for the summer season in our pre-show talk series in the garden bar at Pop-up Globe.  Join Artistic Director Dr Miles Gregory and Associate Artistic Director David Lawrence as they discuss the challenges of directing Shakespeare in the 21st century, the unique problems of staging the plays in a replica Jacobean playhouse, and interrogate what new things there are to say about 400-year old texts and the purpose of continuing to revive Shakespeare’s plays. Relaxed, informal, informative and fun, this is your chance to uncover what really goes into making a production at Pop-up Globe.

45 minutes, in the Shakespeare Gardens