sun 04/12/2016

world shakespeare festival

When Hamlet came to a Syrian refugee camp

Matthew Romain

It would have been impossible to go to Syria. Our plan to perform Hamlet in every nation in the world faced its biggest obstacle to date and the Globe producers were left pondering a Plan B. We...

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Theatre: The Best of 2012

matt Wolf

For much of 2012, London theatre seemed to celebrate the playhouse as much as the play, turning certain venues into essential destinations. I'm thinking, of course, of Shakespeare's Globe, whose...

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Globe to Globe: Henry V, Shakespeare's Globe

Demetrios Matheou

Henry V is a play with so many layers, and such ambivalence, that it can suit a multitude of purposes. When Laurence Olivier made his film version in 1944, it was as a propagandist...

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How Globe to Globe Staged the World

Tom Bird

Over the past six weeks, we at the Globe have put on a festival called Globe to Globe. The concept (an idea of Dominic Dromgoole’s) was always very simple to explain: all of Shakespeare’s plays,...

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Globe to Globe: Hamlet, Shakespeare's Globe

jasper Rees

We’re fresh out of superlatives. The Globe to Globe season has put a girdle around the earth in 37 languages, and the visiting companies have now left the building. You have to high-five the Globe...

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Globe to Globe: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's Globe

matt Wolf

Productions at the life-changing Globe to Globe sequence of international takes on the Bard have had numerous points of origin, from shows conceived directly for the event to reprises of stagings...

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Globe to Globe: Timon of Athens, Shakespeare's Globe

david Nice

Diamonds one day, stones the next: compulsive giver Timon’s swift descent into raving misanthropy would be better packed into a gritty pop ballad than a full-length play. Still, Shakespeare just...

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Globe to Globe: The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare’s Globe

Demetrios Matheou

The Comedy of Errors may not be one of Shakespeare’s most notable plays, yet this production embodied the essence of the Globe to Globe season. While the play was lent new kinds of...

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Globe to Globe: Henry VIII, Shakespeare's Globe

matt Wolf

Now here's a surprise. In English, Henry VIII gets dismissed as a Shakespearean dud (well, let's apportion the blame as well to the play's generally acknowledged co-author, John Fletcher...

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Globe to Globe: Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's Globe

Fisun Güner

As soon as the two leads entered you were left in no doubt that you were in the presence of stars, at least in their native Turkey: thunderous applause, cheers and whistles greeted Haluk Bilginer...

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