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A Midsummer Nights Dream Review: Modern Twist Adds Doesnt Distract

A Midsummer Night's Dream Review: Modern Twist Adds, Doesn't Distract

In case you're unaware, The National Theatre has been streaming plays as both a fundraiser and a way to keep the arts alive while all the theaters are shut down and everyone is at home Think of it as a "Greatest Hits of Recent Years" - they had a 2014 performance of A Streetcar Named[...]

Tom Hiddleston National Theatres Coriolanus Proves Relevant As Ever

Tom Hiddleston, National Theatre's Coriolanus Proves Relevant As Ever

While theaters worldwide are shuttered because of the pandemic, London's National Theatre has taken to streaming a different play each week since April Their National Theatre at Home series re-broadcasts high-quality recordings of past shows made free for all on YouTube each week This week's presentation is one of my personal favorites: Coriolanus Now, perhaps[...]

Danny Boyles Frankenstein Proves Most Intense Adaptation Yet: Review

Danny Boyle's Frankenstein Proves Most Intense Adaptation Yet: Review

The National Theatre has posted one of its most popular and acclaimed productions in recent years: Danny Boyle’s 2011 production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller (two Sherlock Holmes!) play the monster and Frankenstein on alternate nights during its run Both versions were filmed and should be on YouTube soon[...]

The National Theatres Treasure Island Creates Unique Magic

The National Theatre's Treasure Island Creates Unique Magic

This week, the National Theatre offered a free stream of their 2014 production of Treasure Island[caption id="attachment_1195134" align="alignnone" width="1200"] National Theatre[/caption]Treasure Island is the source text of every pirate story that came after it There were history books and journalistic accounts that Robert Louis Stevenson drew on to write his adventure story for boys,[...]

Fleabag Stage Play Streaming on Amazon Prime for Good Cause

Fleabag Stage Play Streaming on Amazon Prime for Good Cause

It was filmed by the National Theatre and frequently broadcast to cinemas abroad as a paid theatrical event.[caption id="attachment_1138669" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Phoebe Waller-Bridge has more than one reason for attending service in Fleabag, courtesy of BBC.[/caption] At Last, Everyone Can See The Original Fleabag Play Now for the first time, the original play will stream as a[...]

One Man Two Guvnors Review: Streaming Pleasing James Corden Farce

"One Man, Two Guvnors" Review: Streaming, Pleasing James Corden Farce

The National Theatre is a British institution that stages some of the largest theatrical productions in the country They also screen some productions in movie theatres later all over the world Now they’re offering a free stream of a play every week during the pandemic - the first this week is the 2011 production One[...]

Fleabag: Phoebe Waller-Bridges Original Stage Version Comes to US Movie Theatres in September

"Fleabag": Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Original Stage Version Comes to US Movie Theatres in September

The National Theatre will be screening the play at select movie theatres in major cities throughout the US. OG "Fleabag"! the National Theatre site says, See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, broadcast live to cinemas from London’s West End.Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed[...]