Summer Season, Shakespeare's Globe
Michelle Terry's inaugural season was characterised as a return to the traditional after she took over as artistic director from Emma Rice.
We've no doubt that Terry will showcase her ongoing dedication to authenticity in the mock-Renaissance playhouse, but this year, she also has a modern message. When the going gets tough, it's not uncommon to turn to the bard for his prosaic pearls of wisdom or verse lines of advice. Terry has revived many of Shakespeare's history plays to help us make sense of the present during a period of uncertainty.
Luckily, a generous sprinkling of raucous comedies show us that it's not all doom and gloom. Usher in the summer months with these life-affirming plays and be whisked away by the bard's power to tap into the heights of human emotion.