Shakespeare's Globe performance at the Bodleian Library

15 July 2010

During the period Tuesday 27 July – Sunday 8 August 2010 the Bodleian Library is hosting in association with Oxford Playhouse a Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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 two Saturday matinees on 31 July and 7 August 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 University’s English Faculty 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 brief closure of the North Arch entrance on the morning of Tuesday 27 July to allow set up.    

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