Now all the world really can be a stage, as Shakespeare’s Globe unveils its Globe Player, a brand new online platform offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe to rent or buy.
Shakespeare’s Globe is the first theatre in the world to offer this kind of on-demand platform for digital content. Every foreign-language production from the 2012 ‘Globe to Globe’ festival of international Shakespeare has been made available on film, alongside main productions from the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 summer seasons.
“Whether we’re touring the world, inviting the world to the Globe, or being the first to experiment with low ticket prices with our £5 groundling tickets, the Globe is always looking for bold new ways to take Shakespeare out into the world and share his astonishing plays with as many people as possible,” comments Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. “Globe Player will allow us to reach brand new audiences and to make access to our productions simple and seamless for anyone with the internet. We are delighted to be the first theatre with its own dedicated video-on-demand platform.”
The main 2013 titles – The Tempest with Colin Morgan and Roger Allam, Dominic Dromgoole’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Eve Best’s directorial debut Macbeth – will be made available on the Globe Player in the coming months.