NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Shakespeare's Globe, London and Arts Alliance Media to bring three of Globe on Screen's 2011 theatre productions to cinemas across the U.S. All's Well That Ends Well premieres October 11th, Much Ado About Nothing will be hitting theaters nationwide on October 23rd with Doctor Faustus coming November 8th. Screenvision will be targeting top U.S. cities, locations near college campuses and independent theatres, with this very special theatrical content.
Originally staged at Shakespeare's Globe in 2011, the three productions will be shown in their entirety on screens in hundreds of local cinemas. Offering a truly distinctive cinema experience and the very best seat in the house, this season will present a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the unique charm of the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances in the immersive atmosphere of state-of-the-art cinemas.
All's Well That Ends Well features Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee (Me & Orson Welles) who is a delight as the Countess of Roussillon, directed by John Dove. The orphaned heroine Helena (Ellie Piercey) will stop at nothing to win the proud young aristocrat Bertram (Sam Crane) who is forced to marry her but instantly abandons her. Sumptuous costumes, outstanding original music, and a fine ensemble of actors captured the spirit of Shakespeare's complex Chekhovian comedy.
Shakespeare's wittiest of comedies, Much Ado About Nothing, pairs Olivier Award-winning actress Eve Best (The King's Speech, Nurse Jackie, Shackleton, The Shadow Line) and Charles Edwards (An Ideal Husband, Downton Abbey), as the sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, and also features Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) as Leonato. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, this fearless display of Shakespeare's wit and wisdom, in which words become weapons, comes to sparkling life.
Doctor Faustus is a spectacular production of Christopher Marlowe's tragedy, directed by Matthew Dunster. The legendary story of a man who sells his soul to the devil for power and pleasure is given a bright and brilliant interpretation with puppets, pyrotechnics and magic tricks. Arthur Darvill, whose screen credits include the movie Pelican Blood but is best known as Doctor Who's sidekick in the cult British TV classic, plays Mephistopheles. Paul Hilton, whose big screen credits include Wuthering Heights and Klimt with John Malkovich, takes the title role.
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: "We're excited for the opportunity to bring this great classical theatre content from the very venue where it was created to audiences nationwide."
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe said: "With the advent of new technology it is now possible to see and hear theatrical productions in the cinema with a wonderful sharpness and clarity. We are delighted that these productions will be finding new audiences, who can experience Globe shows as if they were in the building."
Globe on Screen harnesses the magic that draws people to the home of Shakespeare year after year. The three titles in this limited season give cinema audiences around the world a thrilling, up-close experience of the Globe from the comfort of their seat. For more information about the cinema season and how to book tickets please visit the official website.
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Headquartered in New York, N.Y., Screenvision is a national leader in cinema advertising, offering on-screen advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated marketing programs to national, regional and local advertisers and providing comprehensive cinema advertising representation services to top tier theatrical exhibitors presenting the highest quality moviegoing experience. The Screenvision cinema advertising network is comprised of over 14,300 screens in 2,350+ theater locations across all 50 states and 94% of DMAs nationwide; delivering through more than 150 theatrical circuits, including 10 of the top 15 exhibitor companies. For more information: http://www.screenvision.com.
ABOUT ARTS ALLIANCE MEDIA
Arts Alliance Media, based in London with offices in Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Oslo and Berlin, is Europe's leading digital cinema provider, offering a complete range of digital cinema services, as well as VPF financing solutions. These services include installation, maintenance and support for digital cinema systems, software solutions developed in-house, management and delivery of content to cinemas, and alternative content and live events. The company's strategic partnership with Arqiva allows exhibitors to benefit from satellite delivery of content. Currently AAM has over 3000 screens signed up in multiple territories, including many leading exhibitors across Europe, and has Virtual Print Fee agreements in place with all six Hollywood studios. The company's digital cinema lab has mastered over 1500 titles to date. Arts Alliance Media was founded in 2003 by Thomas Høegh. More information can be found at www.artsalliancemedia.com.
ABOUT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE
Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education.
Together, the Globe Theatre, Globe Exhibition & Tour and Globe Education seek to further the experience and international understanding of Shakespeare in performance. For more information: http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/
David Wengrod – Screenvision, 212.497.0463 DWengrod@Screenvision.com