"Globe on Screen" Will Present Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest in Cinemas

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05 May 2014

The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre productions of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest will be screened in cinemas as part of the "Globe on Screen" season.



The screenings are presented by Shakespeare's Globe, in partnership with Arts Alliance Media.

The Tempest will be screened in U.K. cinemas beginning May 28. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast includes Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Jessie Buckley, Sam Cox, Pip Donaghy, Trevor Fox, Peter Hamilton Dyer, James Garnon, Joshua James, William Mannering, Colin Morgan, Matthew Raymond, Sarah Sweeney and Amanda Wilkin.

Here's how the production is billed: "Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach."

The tragedy Macbeth will be presented in U.K. cinemas beginning June 25. Helmed by Eve Best, the cast includes Moyo Akandé, Geoff Aymer, Bette Bourne, Stuart Bowman, Billy Boyd, Jonathan Chambers, Philip Cumbus, Gawn Grainger, Harry Hepple, Joseph Millson, Jess Murphy, Colin Ryan, Cat Simmons, Samantha Spiro and Finty Williams.

"When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan," press notes state. "But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown."

Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream will be in U.K. cinemas July 15. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, the production features Huss Garbiya, Tala Gouveia, Tom Lawrence, John Light, Christopher Logan, Molly Logan, Sarah MacRae, Fergal McElherron, Edward Peel, Pearce Quigley, Stephanie Racine, Olivia Ross, Joshua Silver, Matthew Tennyson, Michelle Terry and Luke Thompson.

Here's how the production is described: "Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia… When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies."

Visit onscreen.shakespearesglobe.com for more information.