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Global Theatre

Productions by RSC, NT-Live, and The Globe which are broadcast globally as well as appearing at the theatre.

Review (*****) ‘Hamlet’, dir.Gregory Doran, RSC. BBC 2009.

Review (*****) ‘Hamlet’, dir.Gregory Doran, RSC. BBC 2009. By Alan Brown   May 12, 2018   ‘Hamlet’, is available:   in the US, from Amazon Prime at $4.99 to stream; or as a Blu-ray DVD at $15.44. https://www.amazon.com/Hamlet-David-Tennant/dp/B003LMRD6S/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1525953907&sr=8-1   in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk (DVD, Region 2), new from £5.90 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hamlet-DVD-David-Tennant/dp/B002PXHRFQ   Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above.   Our Bottom Line. Quite …Read More

Review (*****) Slings and Arrows, 1, Hamlet; dir. Peter Wellington. Acorn Media 2003.

‘Slings and Arrows’, Season 1, Hamlet, dir. Peter Wellington, Acorn Media. 2003.  6 x 45 minutes.   By Alan Brown   April 2, 2018   ‘Slings and Arrows’, is available:   To stream on YouTube, Encore+, at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXssjYeUyJVGSvu1YWyTNM2fmXtOpXPYO   in the US, from Amazon.com to buy as a DVD, new from $35.99 https://www.amazon.com/Slings-Arrows-Season-ACORN-MEDIA/dp/B00UGPXPI8   in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk to buy Seasons 1-3, 7 discs (DVD, Region 1), new from …Read More

Review (****) ‘A Midwinter’s Tale’, Dir. Kenneth Branagh, Castle Rock, 1996.

Review (****) ‘A Midwinter’s Tale’, Castle Rock 1996. 1 hour 38 minutes. By Alan Brown December 18, 2017 . ‘A Midwinter’s Tale’ (also titled ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’), is available: in the US, from Amazon.com to rent for $9.99 and to buy as a DVD for $14.99 in the UK, from Amazon.co.uk  to rent for £2.49 and to buy for £7.99 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ …Read More

Review (****) Upstart Crow, Season 1, BBC 2016

By Alan Brown December 4, 2017   ‘Upstart Crow’, Series 1 is available In the UK: from Amazon.co.uk  as a DVD for £9.99. Series 1 & 2 are available to stream through Amazon Video UK  at £9.99 per series or £2.49 per episode, in HD. . In the US the same options are available at different prices at Amazon.com. . Upstart Crow would make a great Christmas present, but maybe …Read More

Review (***) The Hollow Crown, Henry V, Universal 2012

By Alan Brown November 16, 2017   The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry …Read More

Review: (****) RSC production of Coriolanus

This production of Coriolanus runs at The Barbican in London, from Nov 6th to Nov 18th. This review is based on a performance of the same production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon on 14th October. . There was a Cinema screening on 11th October ’17, so perhaps there will be ‘encore’ performances shortly. . Our Bottom Line: This is a full-scale production of Coriolanus  with a full cast of around 35 actors. …Read More

The Hollow Crown, Henry IV, Parts One & Two

The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available through Amazon.co.uk at £15.95 …Read More

Review: (****) The Hollow Crown, Richard II

The Hollow Crown (Series 1) is available: Streaming: The Hollow Crown’, Series 1, a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available for streaming on Amazon Video / Prime at $2.99 per episode. UK: ‘The Hollow Crown’, Series 1 (DVD), a 4 disc set of Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & 2, and Henry V is available through Amazon.co.uk at £15.95 …Read More

Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC, 1968, ****

The classic  Peter Hall film of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is available: To Stream (or download) for Amazon Prime Members for free at A Midsummer Night’s Dream As a DVD from Amazon.com for $19.49 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. Our Bottom Line: A classic production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Peter Hall in 1968 with a cast from the RSC. The technical quality of the production is …Read More

Edinburgh Festival 2016 Opens

It’s August so the Edinburgh International Festival – and the Fringe – opened this week-end. Of course, a bit like the Olympics, a few shows had already started before the official opening. We saw the official light show which opened the Festival, lighting up the castle, on the way home from seeing the Kubrick film, ‘ Barry Linden’ (lease said, soonest mended). So what does the EdFest have in store for …Read More

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