The Prequel film of Shakespeare's 'Henry 8th', with cast and the director, talking about how and why they did it at The Globe. It is even rumoured to be a play which brings bad luck to the theatre, as the original Globe, built in the 1600's, and only a few yards from its present site, burned down during a performance of 'Henry VIII', and took 400 years to be rebuilt!
This was one of four short films I shot for the Globe, ( I didn't do the plays themselves), and we also (GroDigital Films) did one as an introduction to the Globe, one about the Merry Wives of Windsor, and a fundraising video for a second Jacobean theatre, to be built behind the Globe.
All of the films explain how the unique atmosphere exists at the Globe, with 21st Century audiences standing, and cheering, laughing, and reacting to the performers, in full daylight creating an ambience and experience fairly unique, indeed explaining that William Shakespeare himself WROTE THE PLAYS with the Globe audiences in mind.
Even today, with no modern special effects, the plays are still performed as they would have been seen in Shakespeare's day. The theatre was built using Elizabethan Tudor materials, and by its original plans.
The actors perform in all weathers, rain or shine, with most of the audience standing, as 'groundlings', and in full view of the actors. 'Its like being a rock star' one actor says.
I DID NOT SHOOT THE PLAY, BUT ALL OF THE INTERVIEWS AND AUDIENCE SHOTS. THIS WAS PRODUCED BY JOE COGAN, AT GRO DIGITAL FILMS, AND WAS SHOT FOR THE US CINEMA MARKET, ON HD ON MY P2 CAMERA, AT 24P, AT 100MBS.