The Shakespeare's Globe Collection: 25 Magnificent Productions in One Box
This is 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 27-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 26 Globe Theatre productions from 2009 to 2018, 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.
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 (Anthony and Cleopatra); Jessie Buckley, Miranda (The Tempest).
Selected reviews of previously issued recordings:
...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
Release Date: April 28, 2023
Catalog Number: OA 1370BD
Label: Opus Arte
Number of Discs: 27
Composer: Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare
Performer: Stephen Fry, Mark Rylance, Roger Allam, Jamie Parker, Samantha Spiro, Catherine Bailey, Eve Best, Jessie Buckley