U.S. Movie Houses to Get Another Dose Of Shakespeare

10:55 AM PST 03/28/2013 by Stuart Kemp
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A partnership between Shakespeare's Globe Theater and digital cinema services specialist Arts Alliance Media will see movie theaters air a trio of the bard's finest including Stephen Fry in "Twelfth Night".

LONDON – Another season of productions originally acted out at the world-famous William Shakespeare's Globe theater in the British capital will be landing in movie-theaters across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.

A partnership between the Globe Theater and digital cinema services specialist Arts Alliance Media, set up in the last two years, will continue for a second round of productions via The Globe on Screen label.

Originally staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2012, the three productions will be shown in their entirety on screens in "hundreds of local cinemas."

The 2013 Globe on Screen season will feature the Jamie Parker starrer Henry V, Toby Frow's version of Shakespeare's notorious battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew and Olivier award nominated Twelfth Night,  starring Stephen Fry and Mark Rylance from June this year.

The aim is to offer movie theater goers the very best seat in the Globe with all three performances captured in high definition to be broadcast in their entirety in digital cinema quality with full 5.1 surround sound.

Locations for the U.S. rollout are still being drawn up, the partners said.

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