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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 for at a Shakespeare production. If this is the standard

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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 are indicative and subject to change. Check the prices on the Vendors’ pages at the links above.
Our Bottom Line:
Despite its age (made in 1981), and the limitations of the production environment used,

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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 more about how to stream a Globe production, check out our:

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Reviews: Small cast, gender-blind, shows of ‘The Dream’ and Henry V (****)

Last weekend  (6th and 7th May) here in Edinburgh, we had a visit from Merely Theatre, touring productions of A Midsummer Night ‘s Dream and  Henry V.  My partner and I went to both shows, with high interest, because this is a gender-blind company, and we were curious to see how their productions would work out.

Before we get into the detail, let me say immediately that two shows were very exciting. We’ ve given them

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