shakespeare at the globe
If you’re particularly barmy about the Bard, bundles of nine different seasons at the Globe are also available to buy.
Watching one of these for your sofa is probably more comfortable than being a groundling at the theatre itself, although you’ll pay roughly the same to rent, as you usually would for the cheapest tickets in the house.
Renowned worldwide for the iconic reconstruction of the original Globe Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe celebrates William Shakespeare through the power of performance to make his work accessible to all. From architectural plans to costume designs, prompt books and programmes, the digitised archive of Shakespeare’s Globe offers researchers a comprehensive insight into performance practice in this unique theatre space.
Explore two decades of pioneering theatrical experiment from the archives of Shakespeare’s Globe.
From Michael J. Cummings’s “Shakespeare Study Guide”
“The Globe had a Latin motto: Totus mundus agit histrionem. It was a translation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines: ‘All the world’s a stage’ ( As You Like It, 2.7.147). The line can also be translated as ‘all the world plays the actor.’”
Starting right now, you can stream some of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theater’s greatest productions of the Bard’s best plays online for free. Though the legendary English theater has been forced to keep its doors closed since March 18 to comply with safety measures being implemented amid coronavirus concerns, they want to keep bringing theater to the world. As such, the Globe will be streaming some of their past productions on their YouTube channel this spring.
Each show featured on the channel will be available to stream for two weeks before the next play airs. Their 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet just premiered on April 22, and will be followed by The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018), The Winter’s Tale (2018), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013).