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EXCLUSIVE: Behind the Scenes trailer for Globe on Screen featuring Gemma Arterton

Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen returns for its fifth year of performances from the London home of Shakespeare. The season opens with the critically-acclaimed The Duchess of Malfi which will be screened in cinemas across the UK from Thursday 26 February.

The Globe’s production of The Duchess of Malfi is the first ever theatrical production to be filmed entirely by candlelight. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, with designs by Jonathan Fensom and music by Claire van Kampen, this unique production was created especially for the Globe’s new indoor space, with 250 candles used for each performance.

The widowed Duchess of Malfi (Gemma Arterton) 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 Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen season also includes 4 shows from the Globe’s Summer 2014 ‘Arms and the Man’ season: Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, the return of Lucy Bailey's notoriously bloody Titus Andronicus, and The Comedy of Errors.

The new season will be screened in cinemas throughout the UK as well as in selected locations across North America, Australasia and Europe.

Tickets are now on sale at www.globeonscreen.com.