22 July 2014
During the period Tuesday 22 July - Sunday 3 August 2014 the Bodleian Library is delighted to host in association with Oxford Playhouse a Globe Theatre on Tourís production of King Lear in the Old Schools Quadrangle.
Whilst disruption to readers will be kept to a minimum as the performances take place outside Library opening hours, a short pre-performance warm up will take place on stage. There is also likely to 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. Addtionally, there will be a series of pre-show talks given by members of the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.
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 22 July to allow set up. Seating will be taken down on the afternoon of Monday 4 August and there will be some noise associated with this activity.