Shakespeare’s Ghost gives chase while the Globe goes live


Calling all Shakespeare fans, this is your weekend to rejoice!

One of my goals in life is to take a trip to England and (among other things) view a live performance at The Globe Theater. If this is one of your goals too or if you just really like Shakespeare performances in any medium have I got good news for you! But before we talk about Shakespeare live, let us giggle at this BBC News headline:

Shakespeare’s ghost’ chases armed robbers after Stratford-upon-Avon jewellery raid


Yes, you read that right. Shakespeare’s ghost apparently witnessed an armed robbery and decided to take chase! John Jarvis, and self-professed Shakespeare street performer, saw three men armed with sledgehammers and a crowbar break into a jewellery shop and grab a few items. The ghost decided to give chase. You can read the details here. He did manage to knock one down. We can only hope he cried out, “You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe!”(Henry IV)

While the ghost of Shakespeare wanders the streets as a Jacobean Batman, The Globe Theater is, for the first time, streaming a live performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, tomorrow evening. For those in the U.S. it will be live starting at 11:00am, depending on which time zone you are in. From the Globe’s Facebook page:

From 6.30pm GMT on Sunday 11 September, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be broadcast for audiences around the world to enjoy for free as part of the Shakespeare Lives festival:

From stories of ghosts to fairy kings and queens, this is a weekend such stuff as dreams are made on.


Works Referenced

BBC News online
The Globe Theater Facebook
William Shakespeare Folgers Print


Author: sarij

I'm a writer, lifelong bibliophile ,and researcher. I hold a Bachelors in Humanities & History and a Master's in Humanities. When I'm not reading or talking about Shakespeare or history, you can usually find me in the garden discussing science or politics with my cat.

2 thoughts on “Shakespeare’s Ghost gives chase while the Globe goes live”

  1. A few years ago we managed at late notice to grab a couple of seats in a side gallery to watch Romeo and Juliet at the Globe. We also managed to view the stage from the groundlings’ point of view before the performance and admire the structure and decoration. Do hope you enjoy the live broadcast!


    1. It was amazing! It may have helped that I have a 55 inch screen, but the filming was done in a way that made you feel as if you were a front row groundling. I’ve never seen a better production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. I highly recommend it. I am not one for musicals but in this case it only added to the magical element of the story. I will try to review it, but honestly words on a page will not do it justice.

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