A beautiful post on the Globe On-Screen DVDs. I recently went to watch ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as part of my Shakespeare module for university. It’s a shame I didn’t go and see Roger Allam (or even Colin Morgan/Merlin) at the Globe – though, the Globe DVDs lets you do that, minus the shame and plus the comfort of your own sofa. A must for anyone!
Originally posted on Garnant:
Globe On Screen dvds are so relaxing to watch. You completely forget about the hardships of the yard, queuing up to be in the front rows, standing for three solid hours, enduring rain and hail, the helicopters, eating nothing but cookies during the whole process.
I was watching The Tempest the other day, enjoying the play again this time from the couch a year later and yet something was missing of course and that something was personal direction, being there and being able to observe a character in the background, someone you are not supposed to be looking at during a scene, Prospero when he checks on Miranda from the balcony, or Ariel when he spies on humans.
Anyway, the play benefits greatly from the absence of aircraft noise. I don’t know if they were able to cancel it on the dvd or if the airspace was closed for the…
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