Shakespeare On-Demand: The Globe Theater Offering Videos Of 50 Plays To Rent Or Buy

Can’t make it to the theater (pronounced like some snobby aristocrat, of course) anytime soon, but craving a bit of the Bard? Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London has some good news for Shakespeare fans — it’s offering 50 plays performed on its stage as part of a new video-on-demand service.

The reconstructed playhouse that’s a throwback to the Elizabethan era of William Shakespeare will make 50 filmed productions available as part of its Globe Player, reports the Associated Press.

Videos will be available either to rent or buy outright, and will include plays starring an all-male cast of Twelfth Night, as well as interviews with famous faces who’ve romped across the Globe’s boards, like Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jude Law and others.

The Globe’s artistic director says it’s “the first theater with its own dedicated video-on-demand platform,” and that the new offering will help the company share Shakespeare with as many people in the world as possible.

Shakespeare on demand: Globe puts plays online [Associated Press]

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