Shakespeare's Globe to Broadcast Henry IV Live from Battlefield Site

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Shakespeare's Globe will broadcast the open-air battlefield performance of Shakespeare's Henry VI plays live Aug. 24, from Monken Hadley Common, near Barnet in London, the site of one of the most decisive conflicts of the Wars of the Roses, where Edward IV's brutal defeat of his erstwhile friend and ally the Earl of Warwick marked the beginning of 14 years of Yorkist rule over England.

The performances that day will be filmed and broadcast live between midday and 10 PM, presented by The Space, the digital arts service from Arts Council England, in partnership with the BBC. They will offer the live event from multiple different viewpoints. Aerial cameras will also capture the stage, audience and landscape from above.

Filming will be undertaken by production company Sparkly Light, responsible for filming last year's multilingual Globe to Globe Festival in its entirety, producing 37 films in 42 days for use on The Space. The event will be presented by stage and screen actor Jamie Parker, who played Prince Hal and then King Henry in the Globe’s productions of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V in 2010 and 2012.

The live stream will be accompanied by a digital program that gives audiences access to all the information available to a playgoer at the Globe, including cast biographies, rehearsal photos, interviews with director Nick Bagnall, interactive maps and historical material.

After the live broadcast, edited films of each of the three plays will become available on-demand on The Space's website.

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