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What Players-Shakespeare.com does

What we want to do: We think that Shakespeare’s plays are in a class of their own, and are worth exploring by anyone with an interest in human nature, English literature, or theatre. The best way of exploring them, in our view, is by experiencing them: by seeing them performed; by playing them yourselves; by play-reading them; and by exploring characters and situations in the plays. We help you set …Read More

Shakespeare’s Globe celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence

‘All my life and my strength were given to the first cause of the world – the liberation of mankind.’ . Jawaharlal Nehru, First Prime Minister of independent India . This summer, Shakespeare’s Globe in London is marking 70 years of Indian independence with a series of events curated by award-winning playwright Tanika Gupta. Their Festival of Independence uses theatre, music, poetry, comedy and dance to celebrate the diverse and dynamic world …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: 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

Secrets of Acting Shakespeare (*****) with Parts and Cues

Last week our article on ‘Parts and Cues’ stimulated quite a bit of interest. We had more ‘likes’ than usual on Facebook, and quite a few comments. A couple of people whose opinions I respect, recommended that I looked at a book by Patrick Tucker called Secrets of Acting Shakespeare – The Original Approach  (available from Amazon.co.uk for £25 – £45, and from Amazon.com for $25 – $140 – this pricing …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: The Globe’s Merry Wives of Windsor (****)

The Globe production of The Merry  Wives of Windsor is available: For streaming from The Globe Player for £4 / ~$6 For download as an MP4 from The Globe Player for  £8 / ~$12 As a DVD from Amazon.co.uk for £19.99 As a DVD from Amazon.com for $19.59 Prices are indicative – check the actual price at the Vendors’ links above. . Our Bottom Line: [This] is an evening of light-hearted amusement with …Read More

Review: The Globe’s Julius Caesar (***)

The Globe Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar (July 2014) is not yet available for streaming. As far as we’re aware, it is also not available on DVD. We’ll let you know if / when that changes. It will be available, broadcast in cinemas, in Australia (6th / 7th June & 20th 21st June), and New Zealand (14th, 15th, 17th, & 20th June) Our Bottom Line: Director Dominic Dromgoole wants you in on …Read More

Review, Globe Theatre’s Merchant of Venice (****)

The Globe Theatre’s production of The Merchant of Venice is not yet available for streaming. We’ll let you know when that changes. Tickets for the production at The Globe Theatre are available at: The Globe Ticket Office Our Bottom Line: All in all, a really fantastic evening’s entertainment, funny, moving and thought-provoking, and an excellent production of a tricky and somewhat controversial play. If you’re in London while this season lasts, I …Read More

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