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Shakespeare’s Globe launches Globe Player

First theatre to create its own dedicated video-on-demand platform.

The Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe has launched Globe Player, a brand new online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy.

Shakespeare’s Globe is the first theatre in the world to offer this kind of on-demand platform for digital content. Every foreign-language production from the 2012 Globe to Globe festival of international Shakespeare has been made available on film, alongside main productions from the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 summer seasons, as follows:

• 2012: Twelfth Night starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry, Henry V starring Jamie Parker and The Taming of the Shrew starring Samantha Spiro
• 2011: Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing starring Eve Best and All’s Well That Ends Well with Janie Dee
• 2010: Henry IV parts 1 and 2 with Roger Allam and Jamie Parker and Henry VIII with Miranda Raison
• 2009: As You Like It directed by Thea Sharrock, Love’s Labour’s Lost directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Romeo & Juliet starring Ellie Kendrick

The main 2013 titles – The Tempest with Colin Morgan and Roger Allam, Dominic Dromgoole’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Eve Best’s directorial debut Macbeth – will be made available on the Globe Player in the coming months. Last year’s touring productions of the three Henry VI plays, directed by Nick Bagnall and live-streamed from Barnet battlefield on The Space, are available now.

Additional content currently hosted by or coming soon on Globe Player includes dozens of short films from the New York Shakespeare Exchange’s Sonnet Project and the feature-length documentary A Summer Hamlet.

See www.shakespearesglobe.com for more details.

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