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Shakespeare - The Globe Collection (DVD)


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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1301BD

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 23

Release Date: 11th October 2019



An invitation to stand with kings in battle, to fall in love, to witness the brutal machinations of politics, and to laugh with rogues in this 23-disc collection.

Shakespeare’s Globe, the reconstruction of his most famous London theatre, is at the centre of the astonishing global fascination with Britain’s greatest playwright. Completed in 1997, it is a living theatrical experiment that has allowed audiences to experience the impact of Shakespeare’s stories in the architecture for which he wrote; the result has been a rediscovery of the plays in all their human richness.

This collection brings together 22 Globe Theatre productions from 2009 to 2015 – during the artistic directorship of Dominic Dromgoole – featuring the finest actors and leading directors in a project committed to creating ever wider access to this rich cultural heritage. Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies contain dazzling poetry, romance, epic power struggles, human suffering and ingenious, raucous humour.

These films capture the unique atmosphere and theatrical space of the Globe Theatre, with the exhilarating sense of interaction in live performances between the audience and the actors on stage exquisitely maintained on screen.

“... it is difficult to imagine that Twelfth Night could be performed more effectively than it currently is at the Globe theatre ...” – The Guardian

“Dromgoole is blessed with a smashing pair of young lovers. Adetomiwa Edun's Romeo is fresh, cheeky, light on his feet and full of the ebullience of young love...” – The Daily Telegraph

“Eve Best's directorial debut is a cracking – at times, terrifying – production of Macbeth.” – The Daily Telegraph

Henry IV is the Shakespeare play that's perfectly suited to the Globe.” – The Guardian

Cast including:
- Stephen Fry: Malvolio (Twelfth Night)
- Mark Rylance: Olivia (Twelfth Night)
- Roger Allam: Falstaff (Henry IV); Prospero (The Tempest)
- Jamie Parker: Hal (Henry IV); Henry V; Oliver (As You Like It)
- Samantha Spiro: Katherina (The Taming of the Shrew); Lady Macbeth
- Catherine Bailey: Portia (Julius Caesar)
- Eve Best: Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing); Cleopatra (Antony and Cleopatra)
- Jessie Buckley: Miranda (The Tempest)

Directors and productions:
- Dominic Dromgoole: Love’s Labour’s Lost; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Measure for Measure; Henry IV Parts 1 & 2; Henry V; Romeo and Juliet; Julius Caesar
- Blanche McIntyre: The Comedy of Errors
- Toby Frow: The Taming of the Shrew
- Jonathan Munby: The Merchant of Venice; Antony and Cleopatra
- Jeremy Herrin: Much Ado About Nothing; The Tempest
- Thea Sharrock: As You Like It
- Tim Carroll: Twelfth Night
- Christopher Luscombe: The Merry Wives of Windsor
- John Dove: All’s Well That Ends Well
- Simon Godwin: Richard II
- Lucy Bailey: Titus Andronicus
- Eve Best: Macbeth
- Matthew Dunster: Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)

Duration: approx. 3505 minutes

- Dolby Digital / Dolby Surround (The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra)
- Dolby Digital / DTS Digital Surround (Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well That Ends Well, Doctor Faustus)
- LPCM 2.0 / DTS Digital Surround (Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, Henry V, Romeo and Juliet)

- English (The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, Richard II, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra)
- English, Deutsch (The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, All’s Well That Ends Well, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, Doctor Faustus)
- English, Français, Deutsch (The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth)

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