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Edward II

Edward II

Synopsis

King Edward recalls his lover, Gaveston, from banishment and sets in motion a chain of events that will culminate in some of the most shocking scenes in all of early modern theatre.

Threatened by the preferment shown to the ‘upstart’ Gaveston, and exasperated by Edward’s neglect of matters of state, the king’s nobles join forces with Queen Isabella and the clergy to plot the downfall of Edward’s circle of flatterers, and ultimately of the king himself.

 

Event details

Sat 6 Apr 2019, 2:00pm

Captioned by STAGETEXT

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Venue details

Shakespeare's Globe (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse)
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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