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We firmly believe that Shakespeare is for all. At this time of profound change, now more than ever we recognise our responsibility of working towards becoming an anti-racist, pro-equality organisation.
In its third year, our Shakespeare and Race festival continues to question how the preoccupations of Shakespeare’s time collide with our own as we all work towards a more equal world. This year’s events will be online and are filmed in our candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
The Shakespeare and Race festival was originally conceived and curated by Professor Farah Karim-Cooper, the Globe’s Head of Higher Education and Research, in 2018. Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Michelle Terry have joined Professor Farah to co-curate this year’s festival.
21 August - Behind Closed Doors
Two-part film sees members of the Romeo and Juliet company have an honest discussion about race, beauty, and mental health. Read more and book tickets.
21-22 August - This Island's Mine? Anti-Racist Workshop (8-10 years)
How does Caliban speak truth to power and stand up for his rights? A fun, interactive and playful antic-racist workshop for 8-10 year olds based on The Tempest. Read more and book tickets.
21-22 August - Haply, for I am Black Anti-Racist Workshop (11-14 years)
A workshop, based on Othello, to give 11-14 year olds confidence to engage in conversations about race and anti-racism. Read more and book tickets.
21-22 August - Continuing Professional Development: Teaching Anti-Racist Shakespeare
A practical and interactive online workshop, designed for Secondary English and Drama teachers, that draws on Othello, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest. Read more and book tickets.
22 August - Notes to the Forgotten She-Wolves
Watch three illuminating monologues about the women history has forgotten, filmed in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Read more and book tickets.
23 August - In Conversation: Reckoning with our Past
Join a dynamic and urgent discussion about how we talk about history in Britain. Read more and book tickets.