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The best theatre to stream while under lockdown

Revisit the Royal Shakespeare Company's The Tempest and dive into the Russian revival of Uncle Vanya

By Michael Coveney   May 2020

The Tempest

Self-isolating choices in theatre could come from old DVDs, but only Digital Theatre offers extraordinary and surprising performances recorded “live” on stage that you can download instantly through either a subscription or a one-off 48-hour rental. The RSC’s 2016 Tempest was co-produced in Stratford-upon-Avon with Intel and Imaginarium Studios, self-proclaimed “pioneers of cyber-thespianism.” The result is visually stunning, technically original and well suited to a play of dreams, magic and…

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