Alone, together, with Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has been preparing a raft of new digital content to continue to engage its audiences with Shakespeare’s works.

GTOs can see some of the Globe’s productions from the comfort of their home as the company release six films for free over the next couple of months on YouTube.

The schedule from April includes Hamlet (2018), Romeo and Juliet (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013) and The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018), and two previously unreleased titles The Winter’s Tale (2018) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019). All will be available for free, one on rotation every two weeks. There will also be 37 short films from The Complete Walk, and titles in a multitude of languages from the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival. The podcast Such Stuff will broadcast with brand new features, including Michelle Terry and Paul Ready’s Shakespeare Diaries, in which the two actors discuss some of their favourite plays and why art, theatre and Shakespeare remain important in times of global crisis. Whilst a physical gathering may not be possible, after 27 years of its success, the organisation is still trying to find a way to host the much-loved Shakespeare Walks with Mark Rylance in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday on 23rd April. Keep an eye on their website for further news!

In addition, Shakespeare & Love in Isolation will see artists, in times of solitude and from their place of sanctuary, sharing some of the greatest words ever written. The series will be released as soon as possible, and artists involved include national treasure and creative team behind Christmas at the (Snow) Globe Sandi Toksvig and Jenifer Toksvig, and award-winning actress and director Kathryn Hunter.

For more information, visit www.shakespearesglobe.com/discover/blogs-and-features/2020/04/03/how-to-watch-our-free-globe-player-films/