Shakespeare’s Ghost gives chase while the Globe goes live

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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

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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: http://po.st/DreamLiveBBC

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