The Summer of Shakespeare, Coming to a Theater Near You

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

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.

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