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Job Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Shakespeare’s Globe

September 16, 2013

Globe Education is seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to investigate performance practice in the new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and to provide teaching support for its Higher Education programme.

Full Time / Fixed Term – 24 Months

To apply, please send a covering letter and your Curriculum Vitae explaining your suitability for the post and the names of two referees to Rob Norman, Human Resources Manager at

Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday, 27th September 2013

Job Description

Visit the website here.



September 19, 2011

From Shakespeare’s Globe:

“In 1603 moralist, Henry Crosse, described what happens to spectators while attending   a play: ‘for at a Play the whole faculty of the mind is altogether bent on delight; the eye earnestly fixed upon the object, every sense busied for the time, the ear narrowly waiteth to catch that [w]hat is uttered, sending it to wit’.

For Renaissance writers and thinkers, the senses were ordered in a hierarchy with the ‘princely’ senses of sight and hearing at the top, smell in the middle and the ‘sinful’ senses of taste and touch at the bottom. But despite this popular ordering of the senses, many playwrights and artists privileged the senses of taste and touch over the others.

This season, Globe Education will celebrate the senses by exploring how in Shakespeare’s time, they were imagined to be crucial gateways to the external world.”

Professor Richard Wilson from Cardiff University will be speaking at the Globe conference below:


Friday 4 – Sunday 6 November

Globe Education has gathered together a range of distinguished scholars and theatre practitioners to investigate the early modern culture of the senses as it pertains to the worlds of medicine, epistemology, music, performance, science, clothing and art. In addition to plenary lectures there will be panels and practical sessions on hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and proprioception (the sixth sense). Speakers include: Dr Margaret Healy (Sussex), Professor Katherine Duncan-Jones (Oxford) Professor David Lindley (Leeds), Professor Ayana Thompson (ASU), Professor William West (Northwestern), Dr P.A. Skantze (Roehampton), Professor Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Dr Lucy Munro (Keele), Dr Eric Langley (Royal Holloway), Tom Cornford (Director), Professor Jonathan Hope (Strathclyde), Professor Patricia Cahill (Emory), Professor Lara Farina (West Virginia), Dr Katharine Craik (Oxford Brookes), Professor Benedict S. Robinson (Stonybrook), Professor Hristomir Stanev (Louisville).

The conference at the Globe will address three issues: first, the Renaissance theory of the senses and how its discourses impacted upon the imagination of the early modern playwright; second, the relationship between the senses and medicine in relationship to humoural psychology and the actor’s body; third, the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres (outdoor and indoor) as multi-sensory producing spaces and the effects of performance upon the senses. In addition, this conference will address ways in which the senses can be integrated pedagogically into the university classroom in English and Theatre studies programmes. Scholars from a variety of disciplines (history, psychology, theatre, and English) will address these questions through scholarly papers and workshops (pedagogical and theatrical).  Finally, this conference hopes to revise the view that early modern theatre was either a place for ‘seeing’ or ‘hearing’; rather, play-going in this period was a multi-sensory experience involving a complex integration of all of the senses, which are called upon throughout a Shakespearean play.


Nancy W. Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe



Shakespeare’s Globe at Cardiff Cinema

July 10, 2011

Coming to cinemas from June this year, you can experience Shakespeare as if you are there — front row and intense. Four plays, captured during 2010’s ‘Kings and Rogues’ season will feature in the series, including Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning performance as Falstaff in Henry IV.

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Henry IV Part 1 25th July

Henry IV Part 2 18th August

Henry VIII 15th September

For information about each screening, and details on where you can see these performances in cinemas, click on the links above.


Visit the Globe website here


Indoor Jacobean Theatre

January 22, 2011

From Globe Website:

Shakespeare’s Globe is planning to build an indoor Jacobean theatre to complement our world-famous open-air stage. The shell of this theatre already exists to the left of the Globe’s main foyer entrance. Shakespeare wrote for both types of playhouse and it was always the intention of Sam Wanamaker to create an indoor Jacobean theatre alongside the outdoor theatre.

It is only now that we are ready to build this second theatre. It will follow authentic designs and craftsmanship of the period to create a theatre that Shakespeare would recognise. With two tiers of galleried seating and a pit seating area, the indoor theatre will inspire a uniquely intimate and intense theatre experience.

The Winter Season

The indoor theatre will provide a second stage, allowing theatre productions to play throughout the winter, widening the Globe’s repertoire and further extending the understanding of the nature of Jacobean theatre. The new theatre will host a number of visiting companies and could become one of the most important venues for the performance of early music in the capital.

Playing in a period-appropriate indoor space will add a new dimension to the tragedies of contemporary writers such as Middleton and Webster, and to the sharp city comedies that would have been so relevant to the Jacobean public. It is also an exciting prospect that we will have a space for staging works that have not been seen since their seventeenth century premieres.

Find out more from the Globe website here.

Read BBC NEWS article on this story and multilingual Shakespeare here.

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