SHAKESPEARE ALOUD

Obama hears my tunes…

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This was a rather big day. On April 23rd, 2016, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, President Obama came to visit the Globe to congratulate the Hamlet Globe to Globe company, who had played 197 countries in the world – by far a world record. This is Phoebe Fildes playing my tunes at something hysterical like 8am when this dude starts his day.

Two hours later I debuted a brass quintet for Prince Philip, Duke of Edinbugh at Southwark Cathedral for the service the Globe held with the cathedral to mark the momentous day.

Below, the Daily Mirror is one of the many sites up showing a video of Obama coming to the Globe on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, watching a bit of Hamlet after it had performed for 197 countries around the world, and taking in the music I’d written for the production.

Several news agencies described him swaying to the beat, and all I can say is thank you world.

It’s all here.

And here…


 

BBC: feature – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36111591

BBC: picture story of his stay, with the Globe at the top – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36114671

BBC Live: Dominic discusses Barack Obama visit on BBC Live Feed – http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/ehw2mb/live/c96v4f

The Guardian: photo at top of Guardian homepage – attached.

The Guardian: video – http://www.theguardian.com/stage/video/2016/apr/23/obama-watches-hamlet-at-shakespeares-globe-theatre-video?CMP=twt_a-culture_b-gdnculture

The Times: mention on homepage – attached.

Daily Mail: story on Mail Online homepage – attached.

Daily Mail: feature – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3555061/All-world-s-stage-President-Barack-Obama-visits-Shakespeare-s-Globe-Theatre-mark-400th-anniversary-Bard-s-death.html

Daily Mail: feature – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3555172/The-plays-thing-Obama-visits-Globe-Shakespeares-400th.html

ITV News: feature – http://www.itv.com/news/update/2016-04-23/barack-obama-tours-shakespeares-globe-theatre/

Telegraph: feature – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/obama-visits-globe-theatre-on-shakespeare-anniversary/

The Independent: feature – http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/barack-obama-london-speech-change-the-world-reject-cynicism-pessimism-a6997391.html

Mirror: feature with a great picture of armed police huddled in the East Tower – http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/armed-police-form-ring-steel-7816261

Evening Standard: feature – http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/barack-and-the-bard-obama-treads-the-boards-in-early-morning-visit-to-shakespeares-globe-a3232121.html

New York Times: feature – http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/04/23/world/europe/ap-eu-britain-shakespeare-400.html?_r=0

The Sun: feature – http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/7099844/Barack-and-the-Bard-US-president-treated-to-special-performance-of-Hamlet-in-honour-of-Shakespeare-anniversary.html

Newsweek: feature – http://europe.newsweek.com/obama-warns-britain-pull-back-world-eu-brexit-london-451722?rm=eu

Sky News: mention in general Obama article – http://news.sky.com/story/1683935/obama-tells-uk-reject-pessimism-and-cynicism

CNN: feature – http://edition.cnn.com/2016/04/23/politics/obama-london-town-hall/

ABC News: feature – http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/royalty-obama-fans-mark-400-years-shakespeare-died-38617168?cid=abcn_tco

AFP: feature – https://www.afp.com/en/news/15/plays-thing-obama-visits-globe-shakespeares-400th

Reuters: video – http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/04/23/president-obama-visits-shakespeares-glob?videoId=368239203

Associated Press: the Big Story – http://bigstory.ap.org/article/52fd48361e124e90a5e0beeb15ffc0c8/royalty-obama-fans-mark-400-years-shakespeare-died

Buzzfeed: picture roundup of his stay – http://www.buzzfeed.com/lauragallant/the-queen-has-a-sky-box?bftwuk&utm_term=.xaG5Q6dGJ#.danmMav2d

 

Also lots of fun activity on Twitter including this:

@WhiteHouse twitter feed: video – https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/723858542273257472

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