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11 December 2014 @ 08:30 am
the Globe giveth, and the Globe taketh away  
I am quite pleased that The Duchess of Malfi is going to be a part of the 2015 Globe On Screen season (assuming of course that my local cinemas are still interested in screening them). But I am disappointed that it won't also be available on DVD and Globe Player - it would be so much easier to think about teaching non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama if there were solid, recent productions readily available to show one's students.

(I'm sure this is a licensing thing because the BBC showed the production - but knowing that doesn't make this any less disappointing.)

UPDATE: According to the Globe twitter account, they "haven't confirmed whether Malfi will be released on DVD yet," so there's a possibility that it might be. Fingers crossed!
A.J. Odassoajodasso on December 11th, 2014 01:56 pm (UTC)
the Globe giveth, and the Globe taketh away

So, so true. I'm waiting for a production of Hamlet to crop up on the radar again somewhere, anywhere.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on December 12th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC)
I have seen surprisingly few Hamlets in my life, considering...
a_t_raina_t_rain on December 11th, 2014 03:31 pm (UTC)
There's a decent version of The Duchess on DVD from a company called Stage on Screen, although it is very expensive. That SUCKS that they're not releasing the Globe version, though. (Do you know if the other productions from that season will be available on DVD as usual?)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on December 12th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
The other ones will be, yes - and it sounds now like they might be *trying* to get a Malfi DVD release and just can't say for sure whether it will happen!
the cold genius: i was promised donutsangevin2 on December 11th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on December 12th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Well, I just updated the post - it's not as bad as I feared from the initial tweet! It sounds like they might at least be trying to work out the possibility of a DVD release.