Friday, June 3, 2011

Austin: Here's Globe Shakespeare You Can't See in 2011-2012

Shakespeare's Globe series New FathomThanks to Thomas Cott's daily arts e-mail You've Cott Mail, we in Austin learn that the Globe Theatre in London will be screening four Shakespeare works in 260 cinemas across the United States over the next four months and we won't have access to any of them.

I guess that AusShakes and partners didn't manage to fill up the Long Center on March 23 with the Globe's Romeo and Juliet. Too bad that the folks running the pseudo-art-house Regal Arbor Cinema on Great Hills Drive near the Arboretum didn't see an opportunity here.

If you want to experience The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VI parts 1 and 2 and Henry VIII, you can drive to Dallas, to Lubbock, or to the Houston area:

  • Dallas: selected Cinemark, AMC and Regal locations
  • Houston: selected Regal and Cinemark locations
  • Plano: Cinemark
  • Spring: Cinemark
  • Lubbock: Cinemark

Tickets and info are at New Fathom events.

Here's the blurb:

4 Shakespeare productions from Globe Theatre to play in cinemas this year, 6/2/11

The Globe Theatre, NCM Fathom and Arts Alliance Media will present "Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series," an exclusive four-part in-theatre series of classic Shakespeare titles shown in more than 260 movie theatres nationwide this summer and fall. Captured in 2010 from the Globe Theatre in London, the series will kick off in June with The Merry Wives of Windsor followed by Henry IV: Parts 1 and 2 in August and closing in September with Henry VIII. Each performance will begin at 7 PM local time and will include a special 20-minute historical perspective on the Globe, the reconstruction process, the work of the Globe today, and a behind-the-scenes look at each production with interviews from the actors and creative team involved. Tickets for "Shakespeare's Globe London Cinema Series" are available at participating theatre box offices and online here

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