This article was published on November 5, 2014

Shakespeare on-demand: You can now stream or download productions from London’s famous Globe theater


Shakespeare on-demand: You can now stream or download productions from London’s famous Globe theater
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There’s no shortage of niche video-streaming platforms, but the Shakespeare’s Globe has just announced a new super-niche service that lets you rent or buy recordings of performances from the famous London theater.

Typical prices are £3.99 (roughly $6.50) for a rental, which lets you stream from your account for 7 days, or £7.99 (roughly $12.75) to purchase a download. You can search by category (e.g. Comedy, Tragedy, History), and many of the big-hitters seem to be on there, including Hamlet and Macbeth.

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More than 50 productions are available at launch, and there is some free stuff on there too, including interviews with actors.

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Via Engadget

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