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Shakespeare's Theatre has a New Address

Shakespeare's Theatre has a New Address
The Globe Theatre, London, Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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The Globe's online collection will keep you hooked

OT Staff
April 21 , 2020
02 Min Read

As the world sits at home fighting a pandemic, cultural institutions are putting in every effort to bring art and culture to the people, from virtual museum tours to online film festivals.

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In a similar vein, London’s Globe Theatre is bringing all those incredible Shakespeare plays to your screens. The theatre has pre-recorded performances of many of their past plays that will now be streamed online for all theatre enthusiasts on their online streaming service, Globe Player. It has a renting option, either for a one-time watch or for saving it forever.

The theatre's YouTube channel will stream different performances for free. Currently streaming Romeo and Juliet until May 3, the channel will stream new performances every fortnight. These will be updated every Monday.  

Next in line, after Romeo and Juliet is The Two Noble Kingsmen, which will be premiering on May 4, and will be available for the next two weeks. 

According to the Globe’s website, “Over the next few months, the six films will be on rotation, each available for a fortnight at a time, as YouTube Premieres.”

You can also join a Twitter discussion on the plays every release day. 

“Separate from these six YouTube Premieres, there are 130 theatre shows available to watch via our online video service Globe Player – these do have a cost, to rent and to buy,” says their website. 

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According to Londonist, the Globe’s online catalogue has recordings of many of the theatre's Shakespeare adaptations spanning more than 10 years, including Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry in Twelfth Night; Jonathan Pryce in and as the Merchant of Venice; Emma Rice's naughty telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream; and Adetomiwa Edun and Ellie Kendrick in the 2009 production of Romeo and Juliet.

Additionally, you can also take a virtual tour of the theatre via their website here.


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