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SHAKESPEARE ON SCREEN 2017 AT THE CAMEO CINEMA

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NAPASHAKES PRESENTS SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE ON SCREEN 2017

Runtimes (all have interval)

MERCHANT OF VENICE 4/23/17

MEASURE FOR MEASURE 6/11/17

RICHARD II  8/20/17

Attention Season Subscribers: Due to an unforeseen decrease in the number of available titles, all three screenings will be sold separately – additional titles will go on sale as they become available


MERCHANT OF VENICE:  

Jonathan Munby directed this internationally acclaimed production Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespeare’s most poetically dazzling and morally ambivalent plays, starring the legendary Jonathan Pryce, CBE, as Shylock. A Tony and Olivier award-winning stage and screen actor, Pryce most recently appeared as Cardinal Wolsey in the television adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, and as the High Sparrow in Game of Thrones. His numerous popular film appearances include Pirates of the Caribbean, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Evita; he won applause onstage as the lead in Miss Saigon and My Fair Lady, in addition to his beloved turn as Hamlet at the Royal Court Theatre.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

“I will not hear thee speak; I’ll have my bond.” 

Portia, a wealthy heiress of Belmont, is forced to set her suitors a challenge. The winner will win her hand in marriage; the losers will lose her hand and much more. In Venice, the epicentre of consumption, speculation and debt, Bassanio borrows money from his friend Antonio to finance his attempt. Antonio, in turn, takes out a loan from the moneylender Shylock. The loan will be repaid when Antonio’s ships return to the city. But if the ships fail to return, and the money cannot be repaid, Antonio will give to Shylock a pound of his own flesh. And they do fail. And Shylock will have his ‘bond’.

In some of his most highly charged scenes, Shakespeare dramatizes the competing claims of tolerance and intolerance, religious law and civil society, justice and mercy; while in the character of Shylock he created one of the most memorable outsiders in all theatre.

Double Olivier and Tony award winner Jonathan Pryce plays Shylock in his first appearance at Shakespeare’s Globe.

This performance is approximately 2h 45 minutes and has one interval.

REVIEWS

★★★★★

‘Jonathan Pryce as Shylock and his daughter, Phoebe… an inspiration. It’s a family affair – a double star turn.’

The Observer

★★★★★

‘Jonathan Munby’s exceptionally well-told, well-played, well-paced, well-dressed revival… The Globe at its best.’

The Mail on Sunday

★★★★

‘A finely balanced, intelligent production.’

The Times

★★★★

‘Jonathan Pryce is electrifyingly good… Jonathan Munby’s production really sings.’

Time Out

★★★★

‘Jonathan Pryce, making his Globe debut, presents us with a Shylock of weight, gravity and considerable complexity.’

The Guardian

★★★★

‘Director Jonathan Munby…extracts maximum comedy. He gives full weight to the romance, with Daniel Lapine and David Sturzaker excellent as the Venetian young bloods.’

Sunday Express

‘Jonathan Munby’s oak-solid, finely weighted production… The lighter and darker elements combine in a seamless whole.’

The Telegraph

‘Jonathan Munby’s clear-headed production.’

The Independent

★★★★

‘Plaudits must go to Rachel Pickup who plays a sharp, charming and humorous Portia.’

Londonist

‘Jonathan Pryce displays a finely textured Shylock.’

Financial Times

‘Pryce is excellent, with a notable gravitas and richness of performance. There’s particularly lovely work from Dorothea Myer-Bennett as Nerissa… she offers a delicious range of expressive looks and gestures.’

Evening Standard

★★★★

‘A revival that boasts a fine Bassanio in Daniel Lapaine and re-focuses the role of Gratiano (David Sturzaker) as a really good one.’

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE:

Crowd-pleasing former Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole directed Measure for Measure as his farewell to the Globe after a spectacular tenure helming critically-acclaimed productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V and The Duchess of Malfi (all part of prior Globe on Screen screenings).  This production stars Mariah Gale as Isabella, Dominic Rowan as Duke Vincentio and Kurt Egyiawan as Angelo.

One of Shakespeare’s blackest comedies, the play explores the problematic mechanisms of sexual politics and social justice in a Vienna in which “some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” NapaShakes fans saw Sir Derek Jacobi in his first performance of the role of Angelo in the 2016 world premiere of Measure + Dido.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

 “The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept.“

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the puritanical Angelo, in charge. Angelo, in his zeal for observing the letter of the law, begins a ruthless program to stamp out sexual license, in the course of which he condemns one Claudio to death. Surely Claudio’s virginal sister Isabella, a novice nun seeking mercy for her brother, could not awake the lust of this cold, censorious man?

Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of inflexible virtue combine in Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice.

This performance is approximately 2h 56 minutes and has one interval.

REVIEWS

★★★★

‘A production that gives us light as well as shade…Dromgoole’s production really sings.’

Time Out

★★★★

‘Rich, messy and human… Mariah Gale gives a performance of delicacy and force as Isabella… As the Duke, Dominic Rowan milks the comedy from the scenes where his character is disguised as a friar, but he also brings a moral intricacy to the role.’

The Stage

★★★★

‘Irrepressively lively… manages to make instantaneous shifts between uproarious bawdy and theatre-hushing seriousness.’

The Independent

★★★★

‘Dominic Dromgoole’s staging finds more broad comedy in this dark, troubling play than you might expect.’

Financial Times

★★★★

‘Dominic Dromgoole shows all his experience in his final production in the Globe’s outdoor space… Mariah Gale is an outstanding Isabella.’

The Sunday Times

‘The beautiful eloquence of the verse, and heartfelt nature of the acting, send unseasonal shivers down the spine.’

The Daily Telegraph

‘Shakespeare without a safety net… It’s noisy, it’s earthy, it’s unruly… Here’s a corking good time, clear enough to make the play count, with a quite astonishing feat of acting at its heart.’

Variety


RICHARD II:

Simon Godwin directed this popular production of Richard II, starring Charles Edwards in the title role. Edwards, perhaps best known to American audiences as Lady Edith Crowley’s disappearing fiancé Michael Gregson in Downton Abbey, most recently starred onstage in Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury. Olivier-winning actress Sarah Woodward plays the Duchess of York in one of Shakespeare’s most fascinating history plays.

Dazzlingly eloquent and ceremonious, Richard II invests a weak and self-dramatizing man with tragic status and represents Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of the meaning of kingship and the rising powers that can destroy it.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

“Within the hollow crown

That rounds the mortal temples of a king

Keeps death his court.”

Ruling by divine right, but himself ruled by caprice, King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father’s vast estates. While Richard is distracted by a rebellion in Ireland, Bolingbroke returns to England, intent on recovering his rightful property and, with the support of his disgruntled peers, perhaps seizing the crown itself.

This performance is approximately 2h 40 minutes and has one interval.

REVIEWS

★★★★

‘Charles Edwards’s excellent Richard…pierces the heart. Recommended.’

The Independent

★★★★

‘[Charles] Edwards is a beautiful fit for the role.’

Financial Times

★★★★

‘a briskly intelligent production.’

The Guardian

★★★★

‘A human and entertaining night of tragedy.’

Time Out

★★★★★

‘A highly intelligent and fast-moving production.’

WhatsOnStage

‘A production that achieves true tragic stature.’

The Times


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2016 Season:

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Kenneth Branagh, Dame Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi and “Downton Abbey’s” Lily James in a star-studded season of Shakespeare on Screen at the Cameo Cinema. PLUS five more unforgettable performances from London’s Globe Theatre!

All Screenings at 2PM — see below for complete schedule.
SEASON PASSES ARE SOLD OUT – INDIVIDUAL SEATS EXTREMELY LIMITED!
 
Individual seats on sale one week before showtime at cameocinema.com

Jan 17               The Winter’s Tale  starring Judy Dench & Kenneth Branagh SOLD OUT
Feb 14               Antony & Cleopatra  Globe on Screen SOLD OUT
March 13          Julius Caesar  Globe on Screen SOLD OUT
June 19             Duchess of Malfi  Globe on Screen in the Wanamaker Playhouse SOLD OUT
August 21         Romeo & Juliet  Lily James, Richard Madden & Derek Jacobi SOLD OUT
SPECIAL ROMEO & JULIET SCREENING ADDED August 20 at 11 AM 
September 11   The Comedy of Errors Globe on Screen
October 16        Titus Andronicus Globe on Screen
November 20   The Entertainer starring Kenneth Branagh
All screenings at 2 PM at the Cameo Cinema, 1340 Main Street St. Helena CA

Can’t attend one performance? Consider giving your ticket to a student or senior…let us know at info@napashakes.org or at the Cameo Box Office.

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Watch the Trailer for the Exciting New Season of Globe on Screen!

Watch the Trailer for the Exciting Premiere Season of Kenneth Branagh at The Garrick!

All performances have been captured in High Definition and will be broadcast in their entirety in digital cinema quality, with full 5.1 surround sound, taking full advantage of the Cameo Cinema’s state-of-the-art projection and Dolby Atmos sound.

Made Possible through the generous support of Alexis Deutsch-Adler & Robert Adler,
the NapaShakes Band of Funders, and the Friends of the Cameo Cinema

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2016 SEASON (Ended):

November 20, 2016: The Entertainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

by John Osborne,
 Cast includes Kenneth Branagh

Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, John Osborne’s modern classic conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an explosive examination of public masks and private torment. Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh as the unforgettable Archie Rice. Running time TBD

ALL RUNTIMES INCLUDE A 15 MINUTE INTERVAL

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TITUS

October 16, 2016: Titus Andronicus

Returning to Rome from a war against the Goths, the general Titus Andronicus brings with him the queen Tamora and her three sons as prisoners of war. Titus’ sacrifice of Tamora’s eldest son to appease the ghosts of his dead sons, and his decision to refuse to accept the title of emperor, initiates a terrible cycle of mutilation, rape and murder. And all the while, at the centre of the nightmare, there moves the villainous, self-delighting Aaron.

Grotesquely violent and daringly experimental, Titus was the smash hit of Shakespeare’s early career, and is written with a ghoulish energy he was never to repeat elsewhere. This production revisited Lucy Bailey’s spectacular Globe production of 2006 and caused a stir throughout the UK media with staged violence so realistic that throughout its run the play saw audience members fainting in the stalls. The 2015 cinema release will have audiences on the edges of their seats from start to grisly end.

Runtime 168 mins approx. with 15 minute interval

COMEDYERRORS

September 11, 2016: The Comedy of Errors

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants (both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos. One Antipholus is astonished by his foreign hospitality; the other enraged by the hostility of his home town. The Dromios, caught between the two, are soundly beaten for obeying all the wrong orders. Basing his plot on a farce by Plautus, Shakespeare caps the mayhem of his Roman original to build up a hectic tale of violent cross-purposes, furious slapstick and social nightmare.

Comedy of Errors brings the perfect light relief to close an epic season of war and tragedy. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging and will have cinema audiences roaring with laughter as it crams in “more hilarious anarchy than you can shake a fish, cat or identity-confused servant at.” (London Theatre Guide).

Runtime 147 approx

Sunday August 21 at 2 PM
added show: Saturday, August 20 at 11 am

Kenneth Branagh’s electrifying London production of
ROMEO & JULIET

“Striking … electrifying” – The Independent


Kenneth Branagh at London’s Garrick presents: Romeo and Juliet 

by William Shakespeare
. Cast includes Lily James (“Downton Abbey”),
Richard Madden (“Cinderella”) and Derek Jacobi (“I Claudius,” “Last Tango in Halifax”).

Reuniting the stars of his celebrated film of Cinderella, Kenneth Branagh directs Richard Madden and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet and Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, in Shakespeare’s heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Millions around the world watched a live stream of this extraordinary production. Our regular Sunday screening is sold out – don’t miss your last chance to experience these incredible actors speaking some of Shakespeare’s most romantic and glorious words.

RAVE REVIEWS FOR DEREK JACOBI IN ROMEO & JULIET!

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“Jacobi Steals Show in Branagh’s Rome and Juliet” – Londonist

“Jacobi brings to the role both a sashaying charm and his own minute precision with the verse” – The Guardian

 

 

 

 

June 19, 2-16 at 2 PM

The Duchess of Malfi

malfi02-767x4681-767x468The widowed Duchess of Malfi longs to marry her lover, the steward Antonio. But her rancorous brothers, Ferdinand and the Cardinal, are implacably opposed to the match. When their spy, Bosola, discovers that the Duchess has secretly married and carries Antonio’s child, they exact a terrible and horrific revenge.

The Duchess of Malfi, featuring Hollywood star Gemma Arterton in the title role, is a thrilling combination of brilliant coups de théâtre, horrific set-pieces and vivid characters, all lit by Webster’s obsessional imagination.

Gemma Arterton returned to The Globe to play the Duchess in this sell-out production. Gemma made her professional stage debut at the Globe in 2007, when she won huge critical acclaim as Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost.

This most intimate Jacobean tragedy proved a truly sensational curtain-raiser for The Globe’s very first season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Globe On Screen production was the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely in candlelight – a unique and unmissable event from the Globe’s 2015 season.

Runtime 150 approx

April 24 at 2 PM:  TWELFTH NIGHT
Our Special Encore Presentation of “Twelfth Night”

starring Oscar-winner Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies, Wolf Hall) & Stephen Fry
Part of our Shakespeare400 Celebration!
Tickets now on sale on our Ticketing Page

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Twelfth Night
Sunday, April 24 at 2pm at the Cameo Cinema

“If music be the food of love, play on…” Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night is a moving comedy of loss and misplaced love and includes some of the most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. The all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601, stars the Oscar and multiple Tony award-winning Mark Rylance as Olivia, Stephen Fry as Malvolio, and Paul Chahidi as Maria. Twelfth Night’s January screening at the Cameo quickly sold out – leaving the delighted audience demanding more Globe on Screen at the Cameo. Don’t miss this Encore engagement!

Globe on Screen: JULIUS CAESAR
March 13, 2016 at 2 PM at the Cameo Cinema
(Season Passholders: special pre-show event
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Tickets on sale ONE WEEK prior to showtime at www.cameocinema.com

When Caesar returns to Rome from the wars a virtual dictator, Brutus and his republican friends resolve that his ambition must be curbed – which in Rome can mean only one thing: the great general must be assassinated. But once the deed is done, the idealistic conspirators must reckon with the forces of a new power bloc, led by Mark Antony and Caesar’s nephew Octavius. When their armies close at Philippi, will Caesar’s ghost be avenged?

Opposing dictatorship and republicanism, private virtue and mob violence, Shakespeare’s tense drama of high politics reveals the emotional currents that flow between men in power with themes that still resonate even today. This sell-out production employed authentic Renaissance costumes and staging, and Dominic Dromgoole’s impassioned interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays showcased “a rapport between the performers and the audience that feels genuinely magical” (Daily Telegraph).

Runtime 167 approx, including 15 minute interval

CLEOAntony & Cleopatra

Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers of the Roman Empire. When Antony quarrels with his fellow leaders and throws in his lot with Cleopatra, his infatuation threatens to split the Empire in two.

The third of the Globe Theatre’s Roman Tragedies, Antony & Cleopatra picks up Antony’s story many years after Julius Caesar. Virtue and vice, transcendent love and realpolitik combine in Shakespeare’s greatest exploration of the conflicting claims of sex and power, all expressed in a tragic poetry of breath-taking beauty and magnificence.  The Globe’s envisioning of this iconic play encapsulates these themes whilst deftly threading a sense of comedy throughout, and Olivier Award-winner Eve Best’s Cleopatra ‘kisses the audience’ (Guardian) with her ‘magnetically humorous’ (Evening Standard) performance.

Watch an exciting Behind the Scenes look at the making of Antony & Cleopatra:  Antony & Cleopatra Behind the Scenes

★★★★
“A blistering roar of a production”  — London Theatre

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“A fleet, intelligent production”  — The Guardian

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“Eve Best is an appealing, often magnetically humorous Cleopatra” — Evening Standard

Runtime 179 mins approximate

WINTERThe Winter’s Tale

“Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance…” 

by William Shakespeare, Cast includes Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh

Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. Judi Dench plays Paulina, Kenneth Branagh plays Leontes. Kenneth Branagh says: “The Winter’s Tale is a play I have been drawn to through my entire career. Judi Dench has famously been in the play as Hermione and Perdita, but to have her in the company as Paulina and for us to work together on Shakespeare, which we have not done since Coriolanus in Chichester twenty years ago, is very rewarding.

Not Rated (stage violence, not suitable for young children). Running time:  3 hours including 15 min interval.

Kenneth Branagh says: “The Winter’s Tale is a play I have been drawn to through my entire career. Judi Dench has famously been in the play as Hermione and Perdita, but to have her in the company as Paulina and for us to work together on Shakespeare, which we have not done since Coriolanus in Chichester twenty years ago, is very rewarding.

★★★★★
“Branagh brilliantly shades Leontes’ descent into madness.”

Dench is “as luminous as an angel” 

– The Telegraph

★★★★

The Winter’s Tale is possibly Shakespeare’s most perfect play with its rhythm of lost and found – a tarnished fairytale that redeems itself. It’s a play that, when it works, casts a spell like no other, and this production, co-directed by Branagh and Rob Ashford, is magical. It is hard to imagine the play more movingly performed. It’s a gift to eye and heart.

The Guardian

Judi Dench in The Winters Tale is “an actress whose luster transcends the years. […] At a point in life when so many of her generation seem to have left the stage, Ms. Dench transmits a continued devotion to the arena in which she honed her craft, and a hushed audience responds in kind.”

– New York Times

Running time 3h approx.

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2015 SEASON

NapaShakes presents Globe on Screen at the Cameo Cinema in 2015

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The season features six of Shakespeare’s best works captured live from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, beginning with a stirring production of Henry V, followed by a rollicking version of Taming of the Shrew on Mother’s Day. Summer solstice will be celebrated in July with Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed in Fall by Jeremy Herrin’s production of The Tempest starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. Winter will arrive with Eve Best’s chilling Macbeth starring Joseph Milson, culminating in a special sure-to-be-sold-out encore screening, on Twelfth Night in January 2016, of Twelfth Night starring Tony Award winner and “Wolf Hall’s” Mark Rylance, and Stephen Fry.

Tickets are $20 per screening, available now at cameocinema.com

Watch the Exciting Season Trailer Here!

Made Possible through the generous support of Alexis Deutsch-Adler & Robert Adler,
the NapaShakes Band of Funders, and the Friends of the Cameo Cinema

All performances have been captured in High Definition and will be broadcast in their entirety in digital cinema quality, with full 5.1 surround sound, taking full advantage of the Cameo Cinema’s state-of-the-art projection and Dolby Atmos sound.
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PRIOR SCREENINGS…

November 8 at 2:30 pm
Thanks for another spectacular Sunday of Shakespeare on screen at the Cameo Cinema!

Globe on Screen: Macbeth

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes…” When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing…

From its mesmerizing first moments to the last fulfillment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthralls the imagination.

Watch the Season Trailer Here!

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Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 PM
SOLD OUT!

Globe on Screen: The Tempest

Sunday September 13 at 2:30 PM

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: The Tempest  at the Cameo Cinema

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here…” Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

(N/R. Running time: 169 mins, including 15 min interval).

★★★★
Spellbinding
-The Telegraph

NAPASHAKES celebrates Summer Solstice
with Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 2:30 PM on July 12, 2015
at St. Helena’s Cameo Cinema

NapaShakes continues its popular Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen ‘Season of Plenty’ series with Globe artistic director Dominic Drumgoole’s spirited A Midsummer Night’s Dream, captured live on stage at London’s Globe Theatre and screening on Sunday, July 12 at 2:30 pm at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena.

“The course of true love never did run smooth…” Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

★★★★
The Globe at its’ crowd-pleasing best
-Time Out

★★★★
A Dream Performance
-The Times

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A hearty and hilarious Night
-Time Out

All performances have been captured in High Definition and will be broadcast in their entirety in digital cinema quality, with full 5.1 surround sound, taking full advantage of the Cameo Cinema’s state-of-the-art projection and Dolby Atmos sound system.

Tickets are $20 per screening.
Tickets available now at CameoCinema.Com

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The 2014/2015 Season of Globe on Screen at the Cameo

HENRY V  
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM 
THE TEMPEST

MACBETH
TWELFTH NIGHT
 

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Henry V
Sunday March 22 at 2:30 PM

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…” Shakespeare’s masterpiece of the turbulence of war and the arts of peace tells the romantic story of Henry’s campaign to recapture the English possessions in France. But the ambitions of this charismatic king are challenged by a host of vivid characters caught up in the real horrors of war. Henry V, which opened the new Globe with the words ‘O for a muse of fire’, celebrates the power of language to summon into life courts, pubs, ships and battlefields within the Globe’s ‘wooden O’ – and beyond.

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: The Taming of the Shrew
Sunday May 10 at 2:30 PM
(Mother’s Day)

“Kiss me, Kate…” Shakespeare’s most outrageous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s equivocal conclusion. Samantha Spiro stars as cantankerous Kate, capable of knocking a grown man down with her fist. With a stellar supporting cast, the production is a triumph, thanks to its ‘riotous mixture of verbal dexterity and slapstick’ (The Daily Telegraph). Give Mom a theatrical treat for Mother’s Day!

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sunday July 12 at 2:30 PM

“The course of true love never did run smooth…” Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Shakespeare put some of his most dazzling dramatic poetry at the service of this teasing, glittering, hilarious and amazingly inventive play, whose seriousness is only fleetingly glimpsed beneath its dreamlike surface.

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: The Tempest
Sunday September 13 at 2:30 PM

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here…” Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and the deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Macbeth
Sunday November 8 at 2:30 PM

“By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes…” When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown. From its mesmerizing first moments to the last fulfillment of the witches’ prophecy, Shakespeare’s gripping account of the profoundest engagement with the forces of evil enthralls the imagination.

NapaShakes presents Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen: Twelfth Night
Tuesday January 5 (on Twelfth Night!) at 5 PM

“If music be the food of love, play on…” Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night is a moving comedy of loss and misplaced love and includes some of the most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. The all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe around 1601, stars the multiple Tony award-winning Mark Rylance as Olivia, Stephen Fry as Malvolio, and Paul Chahidi as Maria. Twelfth Night’s January screening at the Cameo quickly sold out – leaving the delighted audience demanding more Globe on Screen at the Cameo. Don’t miss this Encore engagement!

Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole said of the extraordinary Globe on Screen season: “Thousands of people saw these enchanting sell-out productions at the Globe, and we are delighted to be taking them to thousands more across the world with the latest cinema releases.”

More Great Globe on Screen coming in 2016!

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NAPASHAKES
fresh off its triumphant presentation of the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre production of King Lear in December at the Lincoln Theater, presented the Globe on Screen’s Twelfth Night to a sold-out audience in January, and has more live performances planned for 2015. It is a nonprofit dedicated to presenting year-round professional productions of Shakespeare and classical plays with a commitment to the highest level of quality, plus dynamic community outreach and educational programs. Tapping the wellspring of Shakespeare’s work, NapaShakes pairs the theatre’s greatest actors with the Napa Valley’s most memorable wines, celebrated culinary delights, idyllic weather and spectacular stages to satisfy an audience as hungry for world-class theatre as it is thirsty for the Valley’s legendary Cabernets. 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is one of the world’s most revered and resourceful theatre companies, with its iconic open-air London theatre rebuilt nearby the site of Shakespeare’s original playhouse. Globe on Screen, its film initiative, makes live performances from the Globe Theatre available in digitally enhanced HD.

The Cameo Cinema is located at 1340 Main Street in St. Helena. A state-of-the-art intimate jewel, the Cameo is one of the oldest independent single-screen movie theaters in the country, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.

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