Shakespeare & Race

A two-day event exploring the performance of race on the Shakespearean stage

This event has now passed.

Shakespeare’s Globe has taken the difficult but responsible decision to close our doors to the public until further notice, ceasing performances, education activities and tours.

As you can imagine, this has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make, but a necessary one as we consider the safety and well-being of both the public, staff and volunteers.

We hope to open the doors to our wooden O as soon as possible – but in this unprecedented time for theatre, and as a charity that receives no annual government subsidy, we are in desperate need of donations to help us to continue to strive in the future.

We ask at this time of huge risk to our beloved theatre that you donate if you can. Any amount, large or small, will be hugely appreciated.

With love, solidarity and thanks to you all from the whole Globe family.

If   when we meet again, why, we shall smile


‘Shakespeare and Race’ is a two-day event organised by Shakespeare’s Globe and the University of Sussex. It will focus on the performance of race on the Shakespearean stage, as well as the racial dynamics in play when Renaissance plays are staged today.

Theatre practitioners, educationalists and academics will reflect on the intersection of performing race with religion; eroticism and exoticism; stagecraft; acting and directing; and other subjects. We aim to build on the success of the Globe’s ‘Shakespeare and Race’ season (summer 2018) and expand the range and diversity of our understanding of the dramatic canon. The event will be of particular interest to theatre audiences and theatre practitioners, school and university students, academics, and teachers.



Tickets £25 (£20 Members / Student)

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

Running time: Two day event

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