Oh, Epi, don't bring back that voice we heard when the Globe was first mooted. All that pessimism. Bah Humbug. I expect they want to try out plays that would have been the first in such an indoor space after the grand gestures of a Lear of the History Plays of the Shakespearean dominance. Another small theatre, with brief to celebrate plays of a particular and influential era. What's to dislike?
Nothing. I'm just telling you those two plays aren't much good and it will take a lot to animate them that's all, by implication I think they are maybe not the best choice for the opening season. It is entirely possible to do a decent production of a poor play (like the current Two Gentlemen of Verona at the Tobacco Factory) but it takes more effort than if you choose a good play in the first place, as Dominic Dromgoole plainly knows as he has bagged The Duchess of Malfi for himself.