Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Macbeth’, more will stream on YouTube for free

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A literal cultural reset

The world-renowned Globe Theatre is now streaming William Shakespeare’s most iconic plays for free on YouTube.

As part of the theatre’s #LoveInIsolation initiative, it first started streaming ‘Hamlet‘ for a limited time starting last April 6. Now, their 2009 performance of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ is free to watch until May 3.

ICYDK, the Globe Theatre is one of London’s most-famous indoor theatres and is a longstanding name in Shakespearean plays. It was built in 1599 and housed many of Shakespeare’s first shows – so you know they’re OG.

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Similar to playwright Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Shows Must Go On!‘ 48-hour play releases on YouTube, Globe Theatre will only stream one show at a time for a more generous timeframe of 2 weeks. Check out the schedule below:

  • Hamlet – April 6 to 19
  • Romeo and Juliet – April 21 to May 3
  • The Two Noble Kinsmen – May 4 to 17
  • The Winter’s Tale – May 18 to 31
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor – June 1 to 14
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream – June 15 to 28

Apart from the initiative of keeping art appreciation alive amidst the Coronavirus lockdowns, Globe Theatre is also accepting voluntary donations in order to keep the cultural landmark financially running.

You can watch the 2-hr Romeo & Juliet show here

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