Staging Shakespeare at the New Globe

  • Pauline Kiernan

Part of the Early Modern Literature in History book series (EMLH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Shock of the Old

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 3-8
    3. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 9-36
    4. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 37-59
    5. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 60-90
  3. Staging History: Henry V in Preparation and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 93-103
    3. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 104-110
    4. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 111-115
    5. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 116-126
  4. New Voices from the Playhouse

    1. Pauline Kiernan
      Pages 127-157
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 158-175

About this book


What have we learned from the first experiments performed at the reconstructed Globe on Bankside? What light have recent productions shed on the way Shakespeare intended his plays to be seen? Written by the Leverhulme Fellow appointed to study and record actor use of this new-old playhouse, here is the first analytical account of the discoveries that have been made in its important first years, in workshops, rehearsals and performances. It shows how actors, directors and playgoers have responded to the demands of 'historical' constraints (and unexpected freedoms) to provide valuable new insights into the dynamics of Elizabethan theatre.


stage theatre William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Pauline Kiernan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Shakespeare’s GlobeBanksideUK

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