Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

For Shakespeare fans, both current and aspiring

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Take a look at this site, and note the free content. (I was just watching the Ewan McGregor interview.)

The problem with reading Shakespeare is (other than having to learn new old words) is that the page does not really reflect the action, and sometimes the action has a lot of meaning. If you’ve seen the movie version of Richard III with Ian McKellan, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey, Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Dominic West, Tim McInnerny, and others, you’ll recall that a lot of action takes place before the opening speech, “Now is the winter of our discontent…”

So http://www.globeplayer.tv offers a great boon to scattered Shakespeare fans, allowing even those in remote locations to view the play in action. It may not be a live performance, but it’s a lot better than reading the book and trying to picture in your mind what might be happening.

No Roku channel for it (I checked), but my new MacBook Pro has an HDMI port, so I can watch the plays on the TV through my computer. (Another reason I’m now glad I got a new computer.)

Written by LeisureGuy

4 November 2014 at 4:02 pm

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  1. I recently saw the 1968 “Romeo & Juliet” film on broadcast TV. Despite wretched ad intrusions, the movie is as good as it was back then.

    BIGCHRONO

    4 November 2014 at 4:13 pm


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