September 8, 2016, by Sarah
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: world-class productions, just ‘as you like it’!
Globe on Screen is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the theatre for which he wrote. We’re delighted to have been able to invest in this collection to support one of the School of English’s priority teaching areas.
Dr Peter Kirwan, Assistant Professor in Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama writes:
“Globe on Screen is an invaluable resource bringing together some of the finest productions staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. This theatre space – mimicking the structure of the Elizabethan playhouses for which Shakespeare wrote – allows staff and students to discuss and explore the choices made in adapting plays to an outdoor theatre, visualising and putting into play the unique dynamics of the amphitheatre. Not only are they fantastically entertaining productions in their own right, but they can open students’ minds to the ways in which Shakespeare’s plays respond in four dimensions to the conditions for which they were written”.
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen film Collection contains 21 stunning stage productions representing over 55 hours of content. Recorded live on the Globe stage in high definition and surround sound, the films feature critically acclaimed performances from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV. You can currently watch 17 productions. Antony & Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors and Titus Andronicus will be released later this year.
Globe on Screen is available on the Drama Online platform. Here you can also access over 1,500 play texts published by Bloomsbury and Faber, covering the most widely-studied plays from antiquity, the Early Modern period, and the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. We’ve also recently purchased Nick Hern Books (Modern Plays).
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