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Complete reading of The Bible at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

Posted at 5:30 pm, April 16, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment
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Got a week to spare, £90 to burn and a vaguely masochist streak? This year, Shakespeare’s Globe begins its season a week earlier than the traditional April 23 – Shakespeare’s birthday – to celebrate a different red letter day. The King James Bible, one of the great landmarks of published English, is 400 years old this year, and under the eye of director Jacqueline Somerville, a team of 20 actors will read out the entire thing starting this Sunday. For £90 you can attend the entirety of this one off endeavour, though saner folk can lay down £10 for a single session (we’re betting Revelations is the hottest ticket).

It’s a secular event but still, if 3 hours of Corinthians is a shade rich for your blood, there’s less reverent fun at the Stoke Newington International Airport. The ever-entertaining experimental theatre venue is holding its ‘King James Bible Bash’ on April 23 as part of London Word Festival. Amongst other events, the evening will include something called ‘Disco of the Sheep and Goats’. No, us neither.

For info, see The Bible listing; for details of the ‘King James Bible Bash’, see Kings James Bible Bash listing.

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