Music in the Early Modern Indoor Playhouse

Thursday 2 July, 6pm. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe
With Dr Simon Smith (The Queen’s College, Oxford) and Dr Will Tosh.

Cast and consort members TBC.

Join the Globe’s Early Modern Music Research Associate Simon Smith as he explores music and space in the early modern indoor playhouse. We might assume that seventeenth-century musicians kept to the gallery as the action unfolded below, but as Simon will reveal, early musicians were much more mobile than we have thought. This workshop will feature excerpts from plays including the little-staged The Insatiate Countess, and live musical performances by Globe musicians including a lutenist, cornett- and sackbut-players.

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(£12/£7 student)