Play On – Shakespeare and Silent Cinema, was released a few months ago by both the British Film Institute and Shakespeare’s Globe as one of our many collaborations during the Shakespeare 400 season. For this project, I conducted and supervised a score composed by five Globe composers – Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck (Shakespeare In […]
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In 2016 I launched a new record label, Globe Music – capturing special collaborations at Shakespeare’s Globe. Bringing together some of the world’s finest musicians to commune in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, this label attempts to bottle the unique environment where music and the theatrical meet. Our first disc, Songs from Our Ancestors with Ian Bostridge and Xuefei Yang was shortlisted […]
Last winter’s production of The Magic Flute at Symphony Hall in Boston – a collaboration between the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestras – was caught in Symphony Magazine this summer, the trade mag of note in the world of American classical music. March 30, 2014, for two performances, I played the Narrator in my […]
Big news and great exposure for Shakespeare Aloud and hopefully sympathetic renegades everywhere…. By Jeremy D. Goodwin “Have Verse, Will Travel” Published in American Theatre, March 2013 Barclay reads from “Twelfth Night” off the coast of Key West. Photo: Casey Unterman Bill Barclay isn’t shy about performing Shakespeare. But his unsuspecting audience looked a […]
Fox Actor Journal: Bill Barclay (Posted in TCG Circle, the blog of Theater Communications Group) In the world of arts grants, there seem to me to be three different kinds. There are the specific project-oriented ones, the ones that reward great ideas of a finite nature. Yes you can devise this play and bring it […]
This was one of the most apropos locations for a scene I could wish for. Great apologies for the white noise of the fountain, but it is this very fountain that makes reading the scene so cool here. Not to mention Julius Caesar is the ultimate warrior. It seems fitting to be reading this in […]
Thanks so much to Heather Atkinson for taping this entire day of long scenes! The parallels between the text and this scene really are amazing. I chose the location for the ‘lions in the capitol’ which alone are pretty cool. Great language in this scene!
Kicking off our too-close-for-comfort tour of the first half of Julius Caesar in front of key parts of the United States Capitol. We’re digging for resonances wherever we go here, and Yorick and I are off to a good start!
Well! We had to read during the Olympics! We just saw the Brazilian women’s beach volleyball team shellack the Netherlands on a beautiful day here in London, and my dear friend Caleb Mayo and I took the high ground here in the stadium to film this famous and hysterically intricate scene, I;2 of Henry V. […]
What a silly idea. Ok for ShaxAloud lovers, I promise this video gets better as it gets going. My friend Caleb Mayo and I wanted to tape some Shakespeare at the Olympics (how could we resist) and it just so happened that we were breathing down the neck of Henry V (as we march through […]
This was a VERY special reading. First of all, it marks the very first time we’ve read Shakespeare in Spanish, ANYWHERE, less on camera and in a place we know Shakespeare himself frequented. This is an old pub near London Bridge where Shakespeare and Marlowe are said to have hung out back in the day, […]
This was amusing. I guess diesel pumps are a little different from unleaded ones. I just bought a new car for this road trip and as you can see am having some trouble here. If you ever feel like an idiot, my hope is you’ll watch this video and generally feel much better about yourself.