Finally, a way to view a performance at London's legendary Globe Theatre without having to sit in the pit. Three plays from the Globe are heading to movie theaters in the U.S. this October, and will also screen in Australia, New Zealand and the U.K this fall for the event "Globe on Screen."
One featured work is Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well," a lesser-known play with a heavy dose of cynicism, depicting the tale of orphan Helena and her quest to marry the son of the Countess. Next is "Much Ado About Nothing," also by the Bard, in which two pairs of lovers endure trickery, gossip, misunderstandings and a happy ending in an iconic Shakespearian dirty comedy. It is, however, written mostly in prose. The final play is "Doctor Faustus," by Shakespeare's contemporary Christopher Marlowe. Starring Arthur Darvill of "Dr. Who," the piece tells the now classic story of a man who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for wisdom and power.
Visit Entertainment Weekly to watch a trailer for "Globe on Screen" and see when the plays are screening this fall.