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The Globe On Screen: A taste of Shakespeare in Melbourne

HAVE a taste for the theatrical but can’t afford a trip to London, where some of Shakespeare’s greatest works were staged ? Hieu Chau tells you about the next best thing – catching productions from the world-renowned Globe Theatre right here in Melbourne.

Photographer: Manuel Harlan

Starting September 26, audiences be able to witness three critically acclaimed productions from the world-renowned Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre from the comfort of their local cinemas.

Hoyts Cinemas and Palace Cinemas are launching the Globe on Screen Season 2012 – a limited season of stage productions originally performed during 2011 and captured in high definition.

Photographer: Keith Pattison

Local audiences can expect to see two of Shakespeare’s best-beloved plays, All’s Well That Ends Well and Much Ado About Nothing as well as a production by Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus (which stars Arthur Darvill of Doctor Who fame).

Previous productions have been filmed exclusively for home release on DVD. But for the first time, they will now be screening in cinemas across Australia and beyond, including in the UK, New Zealand and the US.

In Victoria, the cinemas that will play host to Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen include Hoyts Chadstone, Palace Balwyn, Palace Como and Palace Brighton Bay.

For more information about the Globe on Screen Season 2012 and screening dates for each production, head on over to their official website.

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