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The RSC's "Shakespeare Live!"

In case you didn't know, this year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, and the Royal Shakespeare Company is putting on a celebration in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 23rd called "Shakespeare Live!" It will be hosted by David Tennant and Catherine Tate, and broadcast live to cinemas in the UK and Europe.

UK/Europe details and tickets: tickets.picturehouseentertainment.co.uk/gb/shakespeare-live-from-the-rsc/


We in the US don't have to miss out. Fathom Events (the same company that handled the in-theater presentations of "The Day of the Doctor" and "Deep Breath"/"Dark Water", as well as the David Tennant Celebration back in 2014) will be showing the "Shakespeare Live!" in the US, a month late (May 23) and called "The Shakespeare Show" (because apparently Americans need a cheesy title to make us attend this kind of thing).

US details and tickets: fathomevents.com/event/the-shakespeare-show

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dm12
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
We do?1? I thought "Shakespeare Live!" is a much better title, but so be it...

Catherine Tate and David Tennant? Brilliant!

tkel_paris
Apr. 15th, 2016 07:26 pm (UTC)
YES! I'm finding a local theater! :D

Thanks for the update!
dieastra
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:06 pm (UTC)
I thought I read somewhere that you also can watch it at the internet. If you don't want to wait.
Or probably BBC broadcasting which you can watch via livestream? In any case it was without going to the cinema. We should investigate.
shivver13
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
Hm. If it's available from the BBC via livestream, I'll probably watch it both ways. The cinema experience is not to be missed, in my opinion! :)
dieastra
Apr. 16th, 2016 12:24 am (UTC)
That's quite true! We usually are a group of friends who go to these things together and have a nice evening, but they will be on vacation and I don't feel like going alone. Do you have someone to go with?

What is also nice if you see it in the theatre and then in the cinema again. We did that with Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet. In the theatre I paid especially attention to the background and things happening there as I knew in the cinema we would get close-ups. But I had not expected the camera zooming in so much that it felt very intimate, as if he was alonen on stage - which he was not, there were others around. This is how much a camera can change perspective.

I also saw David Tennant in Much Ado about nothing and Richard II. It's so great to have the official download resp. the DVD to be able to watch it again and again. As one theatre visit simply isn't enough! With MAAN, I said right when we were leaving the theatre that I want to go again. Thankfully they raffled off cheap leftover tickets so we were able to go a second time.
shivver13
Apr. 18th, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC)
Nope, it looks like I'll be going to the show alone. My husband isn't interested, and I asked my friend who I usually do things with and she replied with a rather nonsensical answer (I asked if she wants to do this on May 23, and she replied, "When do you want to go? I'm busy next weekend.") and hasn't responded since. No worries, though. I'm a bit of an introvert and have just as much fun doing these things alone. I very much enjoyed the David Tennant Celebration a couple of years ago, even though I went alone.

I am so jealous that you saw DT in MAAN and Richard II! That's my dream, to see him perform Shakespeare live. One day!
dieastra
Apr. 21st, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)
That is indeed a very nonsensical answer. I hate when people can't be clear. I had that recently with a link I tried to send someone, for downloading. Even though I had explained to click the right mouse key and then "save as", he replied he does not want to install a programme to get it. Which is not necessary at all so I really have no idea what else I should do. I can't do more than spelling it out?

But yeah, of course one can have fun alone. I'll probably go the lazy route though ;)

Not sure what you mean with David Tennant celebration - did I miss something?

Did I already link you to my stage door pictures?

MAAN: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/29928.html

Richard II: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/88811.html

I hadn't been a fan yet when he did Hamlet. Probably for the best, I would have been devastated to miss him when he had the back surgery. It was bad enough with getting the wrong Barrowman that first Panto night when John had fallen from the horse on stage and had to be brought to the hospital. But he was back the next evening, the trooper he is. We had been really worried that he may be seriously hurt.

I'm so glad that people who don't have the time or money to travel can at least watch MAAN in that official download. We fought hard, I never sign a petition but I signed one to get this on DVD. I would have been sorry for you all to miss it, as it is so great. I need to watch Richard II on DVD again as well with subtitles, I missed a lot in theatre. Shakespeare is even more difficult when you are not a native speaker ;)

I sure hope you'll get your chance one day! Or, who knows, maybe he'll do something in America instead!
a_phoenixdragon
Apr. 16th, 2016 03:29 pm (UTC)
Whoot!!
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