In a bid to keep theater alive, even in times of quarantine, Shakespeare’s Globe is adding more content to their streaming service next week.
Starting April 6, Hamlet from 2018, Romeo & Juliet from 2009, A Midsummer Night’s Dream from 2013, The Winter’s Tale from 2018, The Two Noble Kinsmen from 2018, and The Merry Wives of Windsor from 2019 will all be available for free on the Globe Player. On top of this, the Globe to Globe Festival productions from 2012 will be available for free, as well as all 37 films from The Complete Walk. Coming soon is also a new digital series called Love In Isolation, where several different artists have been invited to share Shakespeare’s words.
Shakespeare’s Globe has had to close their doors to all performances, educational events, and tours. Because of this, they are facing hard times as a non-profit organization without funding from the state. If you can and want to make sure this historical venue can keep going even after this international crisis is over, consider helping out by making a donation here.