Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe said "With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building."
Elizabeth Draper, Arts Alliance Media's VP of Alternative Content Distribution, added "The superb digital cinema picture and sound quality that viewers can experience in their cinemas brings them even closer to the action of these world-class productions, all for the price of a cinema ticket. We're delighted to be working with one of the most highly regarded Shakespeare companies in the world, and look forward to making the Shakespeare Cinema Series experience a truly unique one, for theatre and cinema lovers, and students, worldwide".
As part of its commitment to capture its work on film, Shakespeare's Globe will record three productions during the 2011 season – Much Ado About Nothing, All's Well That Ends Well and Doctor Faustus. These high-quality recordings provide the archive with accurate and lasting records of the Globe's productions, as well as extending its work into cinemas, on DVD and online.
More details of the 2011 screenings, including currently confirmed UK venue details and release dates can be found athttp://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-film. More cinemas and more territories will be added to the list in the coming weeks.