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The Summer of Shakespeare, Coming to a Theater Near You

June 27th, 2011
The Merry Wives of Windsor

Mistress Page, Sir John Falstaff, and Mistress Ford of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Photo by John Tramper.

Avid theater fans who have dreamed of the days when Shakespeare ruled the Globe Theater are in luck; starting today, the stage is alive once again as The Merry Wives of Windsor, performed in the 1997 reconstruction of the historical theater, is screened in select movie theaters nationwide.

The comedy of revenge, class clashes, and scenes of love and marriage will be shown with extra behind-the-scene footage as part of the NCM Fathom Shakespeare’s Globe London Cinema Series. Online tickets are available at FathomEvents.com.

The series will continue throughout the year, with Henry IV part one playing Monday, August 1, Henry IV part two on Thursday, August 18, and Henry VIII wrapping the event up on Thursday, September 15.

And if you prefer your Shakespeare al fresco instead of “al popcorn,” Shakespeare in Central Park continues in New York in July, beginning with the recently-opened All’s Well That Ends Well. Alongside the NCM Fathom Series, anyone with an inkling of interest in the theater great will definitely find a place to get their fill this summer.

Watch a preview of what is to come after the jump…

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