By Megan Cooper on April 24, 2020
Starting right now, you can stream some of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theater’s greatest productions of the Bard’s best plays online for free. Though the legendary English theater has been forced to keep its doors closed since March 18 to comply with safety measures being implemented amid coronavirus concerns, they want to keep bringing theater to the world. As such, the Globe will be streaming some of their past productions on their YouTube channel this spring.
Each show featured on the channel will be available to stream for two weeks before the next play airs. Their 2009 production of Romeo & Juliet just premiered on April 22, and will be followed by The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018), The Winter’s Tale (2018), The Merry Wives of Windsor (2019), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2013).
The historic company has also launched a series called Love in Isolation where theater alumni will share “some of the greatest words ever written by Shakespeare from their places of solitude and sanctuary.” If you’d like to give additional support to the Globe, you can buy/rent other productions offered on the Globe Player or give a monetary donation. To see these upcoming shows, and for updates concerning the theater’s closure, head to the Globe Theater’s website.
Enjoy this week’s free stream of Romeo & Juliet (2009) brought to you by the historic Shakespeare’s Globe Theater.
Romeo & Juliet (2009) will only be available until May 4th, at which time The Two Noble Kinsmen (2018) will take its place.
Megan Cooper is a Contributing Writer for My Modern Met and a mid-century historian living in Charlotte, North Carolina. She has received a BSA in Public History from Appalachian State University in 2017 and is currently working towards finishing a Masters in Film and Media Studies through Arizona State University. She is extremely passionate about gender and women’s studies and the democratization of cultural knowledge.Read all posts from Megan Cooper