Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
According to this article and their website, Shakespeare’s Globe theatre is now streaming full length productions online. You can rent the videos for about $6 or buy them for $13. Viewers can watch 50 Shakespearean productions from the comfort of their home.
According to Artistic Director, Dominic Dromgoole, said, “The Globe is always looking for bold new ways to take Shakespeare out into the world…” Proud to be the first theatre offering full length plays on demand, The Globe hopes this tool will connect them with new audiences.
It will be interesting to see how they continue to use this tool and the impact the “Globe Player” has on annual revenue. I’m hoping the player finds its way into education. Similar to the Met’s on demand, Student Access feature, The Globe could offer benefits for educational institutions such as discounts, curated educational materials, artist interviews, quizzes, etc.