'Hamlet' at the Bodleian

11 July 2012

Hamlet poster

Shakespeare’s Globe season at the Bodleian has now kicked off with a performance of Hamlet.

For the fifth year running the Bodleian Library and the Oxford Playhouse are hosting The Globe Theatre on Tour, with players taking to an Elizabethan style stage in the beautiful and atmospheric setting of the Old Schools Quadrangle.

There will also be a series of free pre-show talks in Convocation House at 19.00. Speakers include: Dr Anna Beer (Kellogg College, Oxford), Dr Bea Groves (Trinity College, Oxford), Dr Bonnie Lander (Wolfson College, Oxford), Dr Deana Rankin (Royal Holloway, University ofLondon), Professor Elisabeth Dutton (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Dr Emma Smith (Hertford College, Oxford), Dr Helen Barr (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), Dr James Methven (Oriel College, Oxford), Professor Katherine Duncan Jones (Somerville College, Oxford), Professor Laurie Maguire (Magdalen College, Oxford), Professor Tom Betteridge (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Will Poole (New College, Oxford). 

The event is part of the Bodleian Library’s cultural outreach programme which aims to open up both its collections and its historic buildings to the general public. 

The Old School Quadrangle has become a popular location for performances. The Oxford University Drama Society in conjunction with Thelma Holt and Cameron Mackintosh will also hold their Much Ado about Nothing production in the Bodleian Quad between 7 and 10 August. 

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