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Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series Continues

Aug 05, 2011 05:28PM ● By Anonymous


“Staged with terrific aplomb. The ensemble effort is palpable and there are a host of first-rate performances. William Gaunt and Christopher Godwin are worth the price of admission alone. A triumph.”
-Daily Telegraph

“Jamie Parker is superb. Roger Allam is deliciously comic. The production swaggers with gleeful high spirits and a genuine sense of history on the march.”
-The Guardian

“Dromgoole's production is intelligent, faithful and entertaining. Starring Roger Allam, the Globe's players deliver a delightful reading of Shakespeare's hit play. Shakespeare lovers looking for an authentic rendering of an English classic should hotfoot it to Southwark to catch a memorable night's work.”
-The Observer

Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series continues with the London Globe Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Henry IV Part 2 starring Roger Allam, who won the Best Actor Olivier Award for his definitive performance as Falstaff in this production. Henry IV Part 2 will be shown in select movie theaters across the U.S. at 6:30 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 18. Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series, a stage-to-cinema presentation by NCM Fathom, Globe Theatre and Arts Alliance Media, is an exclusive four-part in-theater series of the most classic of Shakespeare titles in U.S. movie theaters nationwide this summer and fall.

Tickets for Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series are available at participating theater box offices and online at . For a complete list of theater locations, prices and additional information, visit the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Watch the official event trailer here.

The four plays in the series were captured in 2010 from the prestigious and internationally renowned Globe Theatre in London— Shakespeare’s theatrical London home. Each performance will also include a special 20-minute behind-the-scenes feature, providing insights into the working of the Globe today and a study of each production. Featuring interviews with the actors and creative team involved, these extra features bring the world of Shakespeare’s Globe and the plays in the series to life for audiences.

In Henry IV Part 2, Hotspur is dead and Prince Hal has proved his mettle on the battlefield, but Henry IV lies dying and the rebels, though scattered, show no sign of declaring their allegiance to the Crown. Even Falstaff is forced out of the tav erns to raise a scratch militia in the country. But will his attachment to the rising Hal be rewarded with promotion and the life of ease he feels sure he deserves? At least the equal of Part 1, Henry IV Part 2 includes some of the greatest moments in Shakespeare: the deathbed scene of the old King, when Hal contemplates the crown; the reunion of Fal staff with his old boon companion, Justice Shallow; and Hal’s devastating rejection of Falstaff himself. From the start it has been an extremely popular play both with the public and the critics with Roger Allam winning the 2011Olivier Award for Best Actor for his role as Sir John Falstaff. The cast also includes Oliver Cotton as King Henry IV and Jamie Parker as Prince Hal. The creative team includes Dominic Dromgoole (Director), Jonathan Fensom (Designer), Claire Van Kampen (Composer and Musical Director), Siân Williams (Choreographer) and Philip D’orleans (Fight Director).

Following Henry IV Part 2, the Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series concludes with Henry VIII on Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. The Merry Wives of Windsor was shown on June 27 and Henry IV Part 1 was shown on August 1 at 6:30pm.

Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series will be broadcast in more than 275 movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

The Globe Theatre is known as Shakespeare’s theatrical London home. The original open-roof theater, made of wood-and-thatch was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company and was destroyed by fire in 1613. American actor and director, Sam Wanamaker, worked tirelessly to raise funds for the theater’s reconstruction. His efforts paid off and a modern reconstruction of The Globe opened in 1997 approximately 200 yards from the site of the original theater.

For more information about this NCM Fathom Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series event, go here. For artwork/photos, click here.

This special in-theater event will show in more than 275 movie theaters nationwide, including 5 theaters in your area.

This Fathom Event will be showing at the following theaters in your area:
Columbia Mall 14 with IMAX
Owings Mills 17
Cinemark Egyptian 24
Snowden Square 14
Bel Air Cinema 14

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