This World’s Globe
With the Musicians and Actors of the
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London
Celebrating Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre brought to life by the actors and musicians of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre London, with words and music recreating the unique Globe experience. 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 pronounciation of Shakespeare’s time, all music played on period instruments plus the special treat of excerpts of live performances on the Globe stage.
2 CD Set
Disc 1 – The Play’s The Thing is a whistle-stop journey, a sampler and guide to ‘hearing at the Globe’ – words and music combining to tell tales of adrent lovers, noble men, earthy peasants and bitter kings. 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.
William Shakespeare’s original playhouse is brought to life on disc with music and words recreating the unique Globe experience. With a wealth of historical fanfares, dances and songs played by the Mucicians of Shakespeare’s Globe on period instruments, the company performs material from acclaimed productions including Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure and Much Ado About Nothing.
The music and language of Shakespeare’s time are sprinkled with sounds from London’s Bankside, hooting riverboats and chatting ‘playergoers’ to recreate the enduring buzz of the Globe Theatre.
These CD’s feature actors Liam Brannan, Tom Burke, John McEnery and Mark Rylance in their roles as Orsino, Romeo, John of Gaunt and Richard II.