The latest London theatre to step up to the plate with free high-quality content is Shakespeare’s Globe. The iconic Elizabethan-style playhouse already had its own public streaming platform in the form of Globe Player, but watching it has always come at a fairly steep rate, with productions rented or purchased at individual prices that usually exceed a month’s full access to many TV streaming platforms. As of Monday (April 6), that changes.
First up is a full English-language Shakespeare play per fortnight available for free. The line-up kicks off with 2018’s ‘Hamlet’, starring Globe boss Michelle Terry in the title role of the doomed Danish prince.
‘Hamlet’ (2018), April 6-19
‘Romeo & Juliet’ (2009), April 20-May 3
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (2013), May 4-17
‘The Winter’s Tale’ (2018), May 18-31
‘The Two Noble Kinsmen’ (2018), June 1-14
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (2019), June 15-28