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Change in U.S. distributor for Shakespeare’s Globe & National Theatre


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0433  Friday, 26 October 2012


From:        Patty Winter < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         October 24, 2012 5:36:35 PM EDT

Subject:     Change in U.S. distributor for Shakespeare’s Globe & National Theatre


Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre have both recently changed U.S. distributors for their cinema broadcasts. If, like me, you have lost access to one or both film series because of those changes, please keep reading . . . .


The National Theatre has a cinecast of “Timon of Athens” coming up next week (Nov. 1). Those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area who want to see it will have to drive to SF or Berkeley. Previously, there were also theaters in all the other Bay Area counties that carried NT Live.


The situation is even worse for Shakespeare’s Globe: the nearest screenings to us now are in Southern California. So much for this year’s films of “All’s Well,” “Much Ado,” and “Doctor Faustus” . . . .


If you have been negatively affected by these changes, here are the relevant websites to view more information and contact the companies involved:

(venue list) (venue list)


Please pass this information along to anyone else you know who might want to express their feelings about the situation.




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