The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0103 Saturday, 4 June 2011
Date: June 3, 2011 3:35:46 PM EDT
Subject: Shakespeare's Globe Screenings in the U.S.
Several U.S. movie theater chains—including AMC, Cinemark, and Regal— are about to start showing performances from Shakespeare’s Globe in London. The schedule so far is:
-Monday, June 27th ‹ The Merry Wives of Windsor
-Monday, August 1st ‹ Henry IV Part 1
-Thursday, August 18th ‹ Henry IV Part 2
-Thursday, September 15th ‹ Henry VIII
Note that, unlike the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, these are pre-recorded; the ones being shown this summer were recorded in 2010. But they were indeed filmed at live performances, so they’re still fun. (If you aren’t familiar with the Globe, it has an area for groundlings, and sometimes they even extend the stage further into that area, so there’s sometimes interaction between the performers and the audience.)
If you go to this web page:
you can enter your ZIP code and see what theaters near you are carrying the series.
Perhaps if these screenings go well, those big chains will consider picking up the National Theatre Live broadcasts. I’ve been having to drive 40 miles to San Francisco to see them. Some of the NT Live plays are by Shakespeare (I saw Hamlet with Rory Kinnear and King Lear with Derek Jacobi earlier this year), so I urge you to contact those theater chains about picking up that series, too.
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