The announcement was made last week that the BBC plans to air four stage productions of the Bard’s plays in 2018.
Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female productions of Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest, all filmed at the Donmar’s pop-up theatre in King’s Cross, will be one of the TV highlights. Julius Caesar will be on BBC Four and the others on BBC iPlayer.
The Almeida theatre’s four-hour production of Hamlet, directed by Robert Icke, will be shown on BBC Two. It was critically acclaimed with the Evening Standard describing Scott’s performance as “career-defining”, and Kate Kellaway, in the Observer, calling the show an “all-consuming marvel”.
As a U.S. resident, I’ll be anxious to see if and how I might be able to see these broadcasts. It is good news, in any case.
Read the full report in The Guardian here.