Or…As the NY Times article says..”.A night at the theater from your couch!”
Remember my post on kanopy a few weeks ago… Alright, Mr. DeMille, ? Well there was an Interesting article in the Arts section of the Times recently not only about kanopy, but also other streaming services including Broadway HD and PBS. Some free, like kanopy, some not.
From the Times Arts section (Nov 21,2017) by Elizabeth Vincentelli
“Another fairly recent arrival on the streaming scene is kanopy, which is free with a public-library card in 200 systems nationwide. A big chunk of bandwidth is occupied by Shakespeare telecasts the BBC produced in the 1970s and ’80s with a dizzying array of star (or not-yet-star) actors. We’re talking Helen Mirren in “As You Like It” and a 1981 “Othello” with Anthony Hopkins as the title character (this wouldn’t fly anymore) facing Bob Hoskins’s Iago. I was happy to rewatch my favorite Lady Macbeth, Jane Lapotaire, whom I had discovered when that BBC production was shown in France way back when. Offerings of more recent vintage include a “Julius Caesar” transposed by the director Gregory Doran to the Arab Spring.
Just as good are the documentaries, especially a 1990 interview with the performance artist Karen Finley; a chat with Martha Wilson, founder of the experimental performance space Franklin Furnace; and an illuminating exploration of “Hamlet” with David Tennant, Simon Russell Beale and Ben
Whishaw. For me, though, the biggest find was “Theater of War,” about the 2006 production of “Mother Courage and Her Children,” starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, at the Delacorte Theater, with rehearsal footage and a step-by-step breakdown of the production’s evolution.”
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park… Love this City!
Important to know: For the full article on streaming services go to the link below… I highly recommend the read. Elizabeth(author) says you can crinkle candy wrappers whenever you want; I say, no one will care if :you dig into that popcorn and pop a bottle of bubbly!
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