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.
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 Times: mention on homepage – attached.
Daily Mail: story on Mail Online homepage – attached.
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
New York Times: feature – http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/04/23/world/europe/ap-eu-britain-shakespeare-400.html?_r=0
Sky News: mention in general Obama article – http://news.sky.com/story/1683935/obama-tells-uk-reject-pessimism-and-cynicism
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