Globe Theatre announces 2011 productions
The productions to be staged at the Globe Theatre have been announced by the Shakespearian venue.
Fans of the bard can see performances of All's Well That Ends Well and Much Ado About Nothing at the venue on the banks of the River Thames.
In addition, there will be small-scale productions of Hamlet and As You Like It, which will be performed at the replica of the theatre used by Shakespeare, before touring around the country and across Europe.
There will also be a run of Doctor Faustus, written by Shakespeare's contemporary Christopher Marlow and Howard Brenton's Anne Boleyn, which is to be directed by John Dove.
A contemporary production entitled The God of Soho, written by Chris Hanna, will provide a satire into modern life in suburban England.
The Globe has been used to allow visitors to experience Shakespeare's plays as his original audiences would have seen them since it opened in 1997, with craftsmen trained in the traditional methods used on the first structure working to make it look as authentic as possible.
By Jemma Howard