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How To Beat Coronavirus Cabin Fever: Live Stream Shakespeare

May 4, 2020

Updated Monday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. This post will be updated regularly. Share your ideas with us at

Going stir-crazy? Feel like you haven't left the house in a decade? We've got a few ideas of ways you can pass the time:

  • Stream Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, famed for its association to The Bard, is now streaming many of his plays online! Starting Monday at 1 p.m., The Two Noble Kinsmen will stream for two weeks on the theatre's YouTube channel, but you can find more on its video-on-demand platform.  Next Monday, May 11, the theatre will start streaming Macbeth.

  • More English theatre to stream

Not into Shakespeare or want something a bit more contemporary? London's National Theatre is also streaming performances. This week, watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein, available until Friday, May 8. The National Theatre is also streaming Shakespeare, of course. This week, they present Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in Antony & Cleopatra.

  • The Metropolitan Opera

The Met has expanded its nightly streams, including newly added operas like Macbeth and Nixon in China. The streams begin every night at 7:30 p.m. and are available on the Met's website for 23 hours.

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