11/19/15

Shakespeare's Globe Plans Simultaneous Outdoor Screenings on London's South Bank

The Guardian reports:
Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is to mark the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death by turning London’s South Bank into a huge pop-up cinema showing 37 new films – one for each of Shakespeare’s plays. 
Some 2.5 miles (4km) of the Thames path between Westminster Bridge and London Bridge will be given over to 37 screens placed in order of when the play was written. 
. . . [E]ach film will only run for 10 minutes – repeated on a loop throughout 23 and 24 April.
The films will be made "on location: Hamlet will be shot in Elsinore (Helsingør) in Denmark, Cleopatra in front of the Pyramids in Egypt, and Romeo and Juliet in Verona in Italy." Not all locations have been decided but the Globe's director, Dominic Dromgoole, "said several actors in the frame for parts are already strongly arguing for sun-drenched Barbados to stand in for the island in The Tempest."

Shakespeare's Globe on London's South Bank
Image from Urban Design London

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