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This World’s Globe - Celebrating Shakespeare

Synopsis
The 2 CD set celebrates the Globe experience with musicians and actors of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London.
Actors Liam Brennan, Tom Burke, John McEnery and Mark Rylance are featured in their performances as Romeo, Orsino, John of Gaunt and King Richard II. Also featuring material from Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing with introductions in the original pronunciation of Shakespeare’s time. All music is played on period instruments and there are excerpts of live performances on the Globe stage.
Disc 1 - ‘The Play’s The Thing’ is a sampler and guide to ‘hearing at the Globe’ - audience and actor can be heard together in some rare recordings of live performances from the Globe stage itself.
Disc 2 - ‘Groundlings to Gods’ assembles a wide range of music from Shakespeare’s time. The collection reflects the hierarchy of Elizabethan and Jacobean society, which the Globe’s architecture itself embodies  - music of the gods, tears of the muses, fanfares for kings and princes, courtly dances, music for banquets, songs, exuberant jibs and bawdy entertainment for taverns and brothels.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio
Year of release
2006

Credits

Director
John Dove; Tamara Harvey; Tim Carroll; Timothy Walker
Producer
Martin Cotton
Editor
Andrew Mellor; Raphael Mouterde
Music
Claire van Kampen; Keith McGowan; William Lyons
Cast
John McEneryJohn of Gaunt
Liam BrennanOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Mark RylanceVincentio, Duke of Vienna
Mark RylanceKing Richard II
Peter ForbesPlaygoer Two
Philip BirdPlaygoer One
Tom BurkeRomeo

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Production type
Sound Recordings(Commercial)
Subjects
Drama; Music
Keywords
Elizabethan music; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); theatre history; Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; Elizabethan English

Notes

Notes
The double CD package features a 32-page full colour booklet with images from productions.
For a detailed list of contents see the Signum Classics website at http://www.signumrecords.com/catalogue/sigcd077/index.htm
General
From 1997 until 2005, the Globe company - led by Mark Rylance, the Globe’s first Artistic Director - created a specific body of work on the Globe stage called ‘Original Practices’ which explored hand-made, re-created Tudor and Jacobean clothing, period music, dance, crafts and settings. The exploration of Shakespearean pronunciation was added to this enquiry to give audiences a feel for the possible sound of speech in the original playhouse. These re-discovered techniques focus attention on the actor as story-teller and on the role of music, without the 20th century language of lighting, amplified sound and elaborate scenery. It is in celebration of the ‘Original Practices’ experiment at the Globe that this special album has been created.
History
The productions have been recorded at Rosslyn Hall Unitarian Chapel, All Saint’s Church, and the Shakespeare Globe Exhibition in London.
Reviews
"Cheering for Shakespeare?! Whooping at classical theatre?! Am I in the right place? I certainly am. .. this ‘original practices production’ - the costumes, music and so on are all Elizabethan - is Shakespeare as it should be: funny, lively, profound, surprising. The crowd roars its approval. I’m sure you will, too." Time Out

Production Company

Name

Signum Records Ltd.

Email
enquiries@signumrecords.com
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Phone
Tel: +44 (0) 20 8997 4000
Fax
Fax: +44 (0) 20 8998 5767
Address
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