Happy Shakespeare’s Birthday everyone!
While I am just as sad as everyone else that the theaters are closed due to coronavirus, I’m happy to report that a number of Shakespearean theaters are putting up recordings of their shows online for free! Give them a watch if you can:
1. Romeo and Juliet at the Globe: https://youtu.be/eSAlPJ0FG_0
2. Macbeth at the Folger Shakespeare Library: https://youtu.be/1OU0cuGuPSk
3. Taming Of the Shrew from the Show Must Go Online: https://youtu.be/EAMtHmeHzio
As the thumbnail shows, this is a staged reading of the play by actors over Zoom. I enjoy staged readings because you can hear Shakespeare’s words and use your imagination to create the show in your head.
4. The Tempest from the Royal Shakespeare Company: https://youtu.be/slvIfbCWcS0
Happy birthday Bill!