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Growing Praise for MALI IN OAK

Mali in Oak is the third release from Globe Music, the new record label at Shakespeare’s Globe. Featuring Nigerian kora virtuoso and cellist Tunde Jegede and the innovative and dynamic South African guitarist Derek Gripper, this is a disc of Malian griot repertoire, recorded in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse under the aegis of the John […]

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Conducting a New Film Score with the BFI

Play On – Shakespeare and Silent Cinema, was released a few months ago by both the British Film Institute and Shakespeare’s Globe as one of our many collaborations during the Shakespeare 400 season. For this project, I conducted and supervised a score composed by five Globe composers – Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In […]

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GLOBE MUSIC – A new record label for Shakespeare’s Globe

  After four years of preparation and research, I’ve launched a new record label, Globe Music – capturing special collaborations at Shakespeare’s Globe. Globe Music sets out to capture the intimacy of our candlelit concerts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A 17th century-style jewel box theatre, one of the great revelations of the space when it opened in 2014 […]

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BBC PROMS at the Globe

  Last summer we invited the BBC Proms to host one of its few satellite concerts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Jonny Cohen and his fabulous group Arcangelo came to grace us with a profoundly beautiful Restoration programme of Purcell and others that went out live on Radio 3. This video gives a good sense […]

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Wonder Women Concert Series

In 2016, we took a radical departure from the Candlelit Concert series by bringing together a technicolour clutch of women from folk to electropop and featured them across both our spaces. It was a huge pleasure to work with Radio 6 DJ and admirable music entrepreneur Lauren Laverne in putting this series together. Roisin Murphy […]

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What is Concert Theatre?

Antony & Cleopatra: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra with actors from Shakespeare’s Globe at the Barbican Concert theatre is a new incarnation of an old genre. It’s actors with orchestra, occasionally projections, puppets, you name it. Appearing in various different forms over the last 10-20 years, this is one of the most exciting […]

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Obama hears my tunes…

This was a rather big day. On April 23rd, 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, President Obama came to visit the Globe to congratulate the Hamlet Globe to Globe company, who had played 197 countries in the world – by far a world record. This is Phoebe Fildes playing my tunes at something hysterical […]

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HAMLET’s concluding NYT piece as our historic tour ends

INTERNATIONAL ARTS London’s Globe Theater Is Winding Up ‘Hamlet’ World Tour By CHRISTOPHER D. SHEAMARCH 22, 2016 The traveling Globe to Globe “Hamlet” in February in Malta. CreditGianni Cipriano for The New York Times SLIEMA, Malta — Minutes before the curtain was set to rise on a production of “Hamlet” at the Salesian Theater here, […]

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Mendelssohn’s Midsummer at the Boston Symphony

In January I directed by own adaptation of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Nights Dream for four actors, two singers, women’s chorus, orchestra, and projections at Symphony Hall, Boston.  Andris Nelsons conducted the luminous BSO in four performances of the adaptation that also featured Henze’s Symphony No. 8 and Weber’s Overture to Oberon – two other pieces […]

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I published some books everyone

The Jon Lipsky Play Collection is here. The 8 best plays by Boston-area stalwart Jon Lipsky are published by Smith & Kraus, co-edited with Jon’s son, Jonah.  We’re terribly proud of these. Volume 1 includes Living in Exile, Jon’s masterpiece.  Volume 2 features his dreaming and devised works, and includes Call of the Wild. I introduce both […]

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Shakespeare the stoner?

Pipes (plural) with traces of cannabis have been found in Shakespeare’s yard – dated conceivably to the period.  That’s about all there is ultimately to conclude in terms of hard facts to this article, but there is a collection of enticements to consider. This broke via Times magazine a month or so back but it seems […]

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Hamlet On Tour

  From 2014-2016, to mark the two anniversaries of Shakespeare’s birth and death, the Globe has launched a two year tour to every single country on earth.  Click the image above to be taken to the special website designed to track the progress of Hamlet as it undergoes this extraordinary journey. This is a once-in-a-lifetime […]

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