Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018) Collection

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Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018) includes landmark productions from the theatre’s most recent seasons, including two productions from Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director and the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. These films showcase the Globe’s two unique playing spaces on Bankside and how different artists respond to them. Each performance transports viewers directly into the standing yard of the world famous Globe or the magical candlelit interior of the captivating new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Measure for Measure

Boasting a superb cast and marking the final summer production from artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, the play is a wickedly black comedy of secret identities, sexual politics and manipulation. The production features stellar performances from Mariah Gale as Isabella, Dominic Rowan as Duke Vincent and Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo.

“The beautiful eloquence of the verse and the heartfelt nature of the acting, sends unseasonal shivers down the spine.”

The Daily Telegraph

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The Merchant of Venice

Multi Tony and Olivier Award-winning stage and screen star Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall) takes the role of enigmatic Shylock alongside his own daughter Phoebe Pryce, playing Jessica, in Jonathan Munby’s moving production of The Merchant of Venice. This iconic tale of the battle between greed and love, paired with Pryce’s memorable interpretation, makes this a must see production.

“Extraordinarily moving”

The Guardian

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Richard II

Simmering with both violence and comedic irony, Simon Godwin’s Richard II features a tour de force performance from Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, Philomena) in the title role. A production that delves into the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it, the rich colours and lavish costumes of this sumptuous historical masterpiece transfer superbly to the screen.

“Pierces the heart”

The Independent

The Duchess of Malfi production image

The Duchess of Malfi

The Duchess of Malfi, featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination. Gemma Arterton returned to the Globe to play the Duchess in this sell-out production. This most intimate Jacobean tragedy proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for the Globe’s very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.This is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight and is a recording of the live performance from the Globe Theatre.

“Gemma Arterton makes a dazzling duchess in an intimate production of John Webster's masterpiece at the Globe's new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.”

The Guardian

“The luminous Gemma Arterton beautifully captures the multi-faceted quality of the Duchess”

The Independent

A Midsummer Night's Dream production image

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Fusing music, dance and some serious comedy, Emma Rice’s first production as Artistic Director brings the Dream crashing into the Globe’s magical setting. Naughty, tender, transgressive and surprising, it promises to be a festival of theatre.

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Twelfth Night

Twins Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, separated and believing each other to be dead. Cross-dressing, hijinks and bittersweet hilarity ensue as Emma Rice directs Shakespeare’s timeless, soulful and irrepressible comedy.

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018)

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Another production by Emma Rice will be added to the collection in 2018:

  • King Lear (December)
With two more films to follow in 2019.

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About Shakespeare's Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe celebrates Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment.

Since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare’s Globe has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, at the heart of the regeneration of London’s Bankside. Shakespeare’s Globe is a UK registered charity and operates without annual government funding.