Stephen Fry, Athena Stevens and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith are to feature as part of an online series of monologues and readings celebrating Shakespeare’s birthday.
Others to feature include Alfred Enoch, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jenifer Toksvig, Kathryn Hunter, Nadia Albina, Paul Ready, Roger Allam, Sandi Toksvig, Shubham Saraf and Sophie Stone.
The series, called Shakespeare and Love in Isolation, forms part of Shakespeare’s Globe’s celebrations of the playwright’s birthday on April 22.
Also announced as part of the celebrations, Shakespeare’s Globe will partner with the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine Project. BBCiPlayer will host A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Ncuti Gatwa and The Tempest starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan from April 23.
The productions will be available for free over the next three months.
Additionally, the Globe will also stream its 90-minute Playing Shakespeare production of Macbeth for free on its YouTube channel. The production was seen by 33,000 students before theatres closed due to Covid-19.
Shakespeare’s globe has also announced that its artistic director Michelle Terry will be interviewing director Peter Brook as part of its podcast Such Stuff, while Enoch and Rebekah Murrell will perform a scene from Romeo and Juliet, which was due to open this summer, on BBC Radio 4: Front Row.