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BBC PROMS at the Globe

  Last summer we invited the BBC Proms to host one of its few satellite concerts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Jonny Cohen and his fabulous group Arcangelo came to grace us with a profoundly beautiful Restoration programme of Purcell and others that went out live on Radio 3. This video gives a good sense […]

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What is Concert Theatre?

Antony & Cleopatra: Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra with actors from Shakespeare’s Globe at the Barbican Concert theatre is a new incarnation of an old genre. It’s actors with orchestra, occasionally projections, puppets, you name it. Appearing in various different forms over the last 10-20 years, this is one of the most exciting […]

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MSND IV;1 baths

Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act IV, Scene 1 in the Burgurbad baths

After a crazy afternoon of reading the whole long III;2 around every corner of this impressive complex, we stuck around to tape this scene at night when the lights perform their trippy multi-colored display. The audio is still tough (sorry). It is still snowing, which is pretty cool, and we’ve retained our waterproof camera. There […]

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MSND II;i Henley St

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act II, Scene 1 on Henley St in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Carrying forth here on a chilly day in Stratford. I suppose the weather’s perfectly reasonable considering where we are, but you can see I need both scarves to get through a couple acts here. We’re on the street of Shakespeare’s birthplace and upbringing. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is right behind us.

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MSND I;i Henley St

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act I, Scene 1 on Henley St in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Back to the Birthplace!

Well we’re back where we started. Several months ago Yorick and I stood only about 30 meters from this very spot, beginning the strange and eventful history with Act I, Scene 1 of Two Gentlemen of Verona. A dozen plays and thousands of miles later we are once again back here, albeit in a less […]

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