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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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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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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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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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American Theatre magazine discovers Shakespeare Aloud

Big news and great exposure for Shakespeare Aloud and hopefully sympathetic renegades everywhere…. By Jeremy D. Goodwin “Have Verse, Will Travel” Published in American Theatre, March 2013 Barclay reads from “Twelfth Night” off the coast of Key West. Photo: Casey Unterman   Bill Barclay isn’t shy about performing Shakespeare. But his unsuspecting audience looked a […]

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