This fall, Shakespeare's Globe Theater will be hitting movie theaters across the United States! The Globe on Screen series will bring three productions to our screens:
All's Well That Ends Well beginning October 11th
Much Ado About Nothing beginning October 23rd
Doctor Faustus beginning November 8th
The casts are properly star-studded, but they had my number when I saw that Joseph Marcell, who played Geoffrey on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, was playing Leonato in Much Ado, and I geeked out when I realized that Arthur Darvill (Rory from Doctor Who) would be playing Mephistopheles in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.
Enjoy the trailer! I am tremendously excited for this, and will definitely be sharing more info as the premieres get closer - whether on the blog, on Facebook, or on Twitter - but in the meantime, check out globeonscreen.com for more details.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
El director also quite notably dons his acting hat in this production, playing Signior Benedick in a battle of wits, wills, and wooing opposite the Lady Beatrice, played by Branagh’s real-life wife at the time of production, Emma Thompson. Branagh and Thompson are a fantastic pairing here, bringing crucial chemistry as their love/hate relationship is so central to Much Ado.
|Thompson and Branagh as Beatrice and Benedick|
|He knows he's good: Denzel as Don Pedro|
|Keaton as Dogberry, ignoring his partner Verges (Ben Elton)|
See it for yourself: Much Ado About Nothing