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GPDid you know you can now view Globe productions on demand on the Globe Player?

You can choose your play, read an introduction and a cast list, watch a preview and browse viewers’ comments. If you like what you see, you can either rent or buy the video for a very reasonable charge – or even send it as a gift, which is a nice thought for this time of the year.

You can also choose from a wide selection of foreign productions: Shakespeare in a rainbow of languages, under Globe To Globe.

And there is some free content as well, such as Muse of Fire, a series of interviews with Shakespearean actors and directors, about the relevance of the Bard in today’s world. And the bizarre but fascinating Sonnet Project NYC, a collection of small movies – one for each sonnet, filmed in New York to combine Shakespeare’s works with the city’s “urban poetry”.

A treasure trove for all of us who live far, far, far away from London and its theatres.

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