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Great shows which can be streamed to your home. 4-* or 5-* star reviews which can be streamed

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

Review The Globe’s production of The Tempest *****

The Globe’s production of The Tempest is available: As a DVD from Amazon UK  for £13.36 / ~$20.00. It does not seem to be available in the USA The Tempest can also be streamed from The Globe Player for £5.99 / ~$9.00 or purchased and downloaded as an MP4 for £9.99 / ~$15.00 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. Our Bottom Line: An extraordinary performance, everything one hopes …Read More

Review: Twelfth Night (*****) Trevor Nunn

Twelfth Night is available for streaming from Amazon.com for $8.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.co.uk for £3.99 DVD of Twelfth Night available from Amazon.com from  $15.74 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: This is a really fantastic version of this play. It isn’t the most accurate; if you’re looking to study it, go and …Read More

Review: Othello (*****) BBC Shakespeare Collection

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection production of Othello is available: – For streaming from Ambrose Digital ($25 / £16) – If you live in the UK, you can buy Othello (and 10 other Shakespeare Tragedies) for £19.99 for streaming / download. from the new BBC Store (more about this new BBC store later). – For streaming from Amazon.com ($1.99 / ~£1.25) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  £18.93 (£9.90 used) / Note that prices quoted …Read More

Review: The Globe Production of Henry IV Part I (****)

The Globe’s production of Henry IV Part I is available: – For streaming from The Globe Player (£6 /~ $9) – For purchase and download as an MP4 from The Globe Player (£10 / ~$15) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  £20 / ~$30.00 and from Amazon.com  for $19.59 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above.  If you want to know …Read More

Review: RSC Macbeth (*****) on DVD, 1979

The RSC production of Macbeth is available as a DVD  from: Amazon.co.uk  for £5.00 and from Amazon.com for $8.99 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: This is the best production of Macbeth we have seen. It comes from the heyday of the Royal Shakespeare Company, was directed by Trevor Nunn, and stars Ian McKellen as Macbeth, and …Read More

Review: Love’s Labour’s Lost (****) BBC Shakespeare Collection

The BBC’s Shakespeare Collection production of Love’s Labour’s Lost is available: – For streaming from Ambrose Digital ($25 /~£16) – As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for  ~$360 / £2.40 ) Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: Love’s Labour’s Lost is a difficult play for a modern audinece to ‘get’  – or at least it was for …Read More

Review: The Globe production of Macbeth (on Screen) ****

The Globe production of Macbeth is available: As a DVD from Amazon UK for £16.74 or from Amazon USA for $17.29 From The Globe Player for rental (streaming) for £5.99 ($9) or for purchase (download as an MP4) for £9.99 ($15) We are not aware of any way of streaming this production yet Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. If you want to know more about how …Read More

Review: The Globe’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ On-Screen (*****)

The Globe’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is available: – As a DVD from Amazon UK for £15.25 / ~$18 – As a DVD from Amazon.com for $16.98 – From The Globe Player for streaming for £5.99 (~$9) and for download as an MP4 for £11.99 (~$16) Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above.  Our Bottom Line: A memorable production. I went home and dreamt a midsummer night’s dream! …Read More

Review: RSC “The Winter’s Tale” on DVD – 1999 (****)

The RSC production of The Winter’s Tale  is available as a DVD  from  Amazon.co.uk  for £19.73 and from Amazon.com for $14.79 Note that prices quoted are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above. Our Bottom Line: All in all, it’s certainly not a perfect version of the play (not that such a thing could ever exist).  It’s still a very strong production which offers …Read More

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