U.S. Screenings of The Globe's All's Well That Ends Well, Starring Janie Dee, Begin Oct. 11
By Michael Gioia
The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of All's Well That Ends Well, starring Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee, begins U.S. screenings Oct. 11 as part of the 2012 "Globe on Screen" season.
All's Well That Ends Well, which stars Dee ("Me & Orson Welles") as the Countess of Roussillon, began screenings Sept. 26 in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, kicking off the "Globe on Screen" season.
Directed by John Dove, the cast also includes Ellie Piercey and Sam Crane. Here's how the Globe describes the work: "The orphaned heroine Helena (Piercey) will stop at nothing to win the proud young aristocrat Bertram (Crane) who is forced to marry her but instantly abandons her. Sumptuous costumes, outstanding original music, and a fine ensemble of actors captured the spirit of Shakespeare's complex Chekhovian comedy."
Also included in the "Globe on Screen" season are Much Ado About Nothing and Doctor Faustus.
Olivier Award winner Eve Best ("Nurse Jackie") and Charles Edwards ("Downton Abbey") star as respective lovers Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, which began screenings Oct. 10 in the U.K., Australia and New Zealand with U.S. screenings set to begin Oct. 23.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the cast also features Joseph Marcell ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") as Leonato.
Christopher Marlowe's tragedy, Doctor Faustus, directed by Matthew Dunster, concludes the Globe's cinema season. The production, which begins screenings in the U.S. on Nov. 8, stars Arthur Darvill ("Pelican Blood") as Mephistopheles and Paul Hilton ("Wuthering Heights") in the title role. The work is described as "the legendary story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and pleasure is given a bright and brilliant interpretation with puppets, pyrotechnics and magic tricks."
"The Globe on Screen" is presented by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in partnership with Arts Alliance Media. For more information and a complete list of screenings, visit ShakespeareGlobe.com.
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