Stage Director, Heroes Take Their Stands

Bill Barclay is the Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe, where he has produced music for over 120 productions and 150 concerts since 2011. Original scores include Romeo and Juliet, Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Emilia, and Hamlet Globe-to-Globe, which toured 197 countries in 2014-16. Broadway and West End credits include Farinelli and the King, Twelfth Night, and Richard III, all starring Mark Rylance. Through his company Concert Theatre Works, Bill writes and directs original programs combining actors and orchestra around the world from the Los Angeles Philharmonic to the City of London Sinfonia. Bill curated the lauded Candlelit Concert series in the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and is the founder of the record label Globe Music. His original music has been played around the world, including for President Obama, the English Royal Family, the Olympic Torch, at the United Nations and Buckingham Palace, and in refugee camps in Jordan and Calais. A regular contributor to the Guardian, Bill recently published Shakespeare, Music, and Performance.

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