Four Shakespeare ‘gems’ to screen at Old Globe


This summer, The Old Globe will present a series of free, Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate the Balboa Park Centennial and the theater’s own 80th anniversary.

Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, of the KPBS blog “Cinema Junkie,” will alternate introducing the films.

On June 29, it’s “Henry V,” which was directed by Laurence Olivier in 1944, screening at 8:15 p.m. in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. It will be followed by Orson Welles’s 1965 classic “Chimes at Midnight,” at 7 p.m. July 13 and Joss Whedon’s 2012 “Much Ado About Nothing,” at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 — both on the Shiley Stage in the Old Globe complex.

The series concludes with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’s groundbreaking 1961 New York City riff on the Bard’s “Romeo and Juliet,” “West Side Story,” screening at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

Admission is free, though reservations are recommended at 619-234-5623. Seating is by general admission.