14 July 2011
During the period Tuesday 19 July – Sunday 31 July 2011 the Bodleian Library is delighted to host in association with Oxford Playhouse a Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour production of As You Like It in the Old Schools Quadrangle.
Whilst disruption to readers will be kept to a minimum as the performances take place outside Library opening hours (with the exception of one Saturday matinee on 23 July starting at 3.30pm), there may be a larger number of visitors than usual in the Quadrangle and Proscholium towards the end of each performance day associated with the production and set up. The Library is also hosting a series of pre-show talks given by members of the English Faculties (University of Oxford and Brookes University) in Convocation House.
Audience seating will be retained in the Quadrangle throughout this period but there will be ample space for readers to access the Library. It is not anticipated that any entrances to the Quadrangle will be closed off with the exception of a closure of the North Arch entrance on Tuesday 19 July to allow set up.