Shakespeare's Globe offers 3 plays at cinemas

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Posted: Sep 24, 2012 4:26 PM
Shakespeare's Globe offers 3 plays at cinemas

NEW YORK (AP) — Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, which proudly has a foot in the past, is taking a bold step into the future.

The restored Elizabethan playhouse on the south bank of the River Thames is for the first time broadcasting some of its high-definition productions on movie screens.

Starting this month, the Globe will begin offering its "All's Well That Ends Well" starring Janie Dee, "Much Ado About Nothing" with Eve Best, and "Doctor Faustus" with Paul Hilton in cinemas across America, Australia, New Zealand and Britain. All three shows were taped in 2011.

Shakespeare's Globe is following in the pioneering digital footsteps of The Metropolitan Opera and the National Theatre's NT Live series.