ISGC, London -- General Information
International Shakespeare Globe
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The International Shakespeare Globe Centre (ISGC) is located in the borough of Southwark on a .8 acre site along the south bank of the Thames River, directly across from St. Paul's cathedral in central London. Just two blocks away, across Rose Alley, are the archaeological remains of the Rose playhouse of 1587 and one block down Park Street are the archaeological remains of the Shakespeare's Globe playhouse of 1599. This is where Shakespeare spent the most productive years of his theatrical career.
The ISGC was founded by the expatriate American actor/director Sam Wanamaker and is owned by the Shakespeare Globe Trust. Its current General Director is Peter Kyle, the Artistic Director is Mark Rylance, the director of international education is Andrew Gurr, and the Director of Globe Education is Patrick Spottiswoode.
Shakespeare's Globe Company mounts professional productions of plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries for a summer season from June to September every year.
Globe Education provides an extensive variety of educational programs at all levels for those interested in learning more about the theatre of Shakespeare's day.
The International Shakespeare Globe Centre is dedicated to the study of Shakespeare's plays in performance and to the study of Shakespeare's work in the theatre.
To that end the ISGC has:
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