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world shakespeare festival

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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Globe to Globe: The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe

Josh Spero

There's a good deal of irony in the most controversial production of the Globe to Globe season turning out to be one of the least interesting. The Merchant of Venice was performed by...

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Globe to Globe: The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Globe

Matt Wolf

The battle of the sexes took on a bright and breezy tone in Pakistan's contribution to the Globe's ongoing Bardathon, the Theatre Wallay-Kashf's rumbustious production of The Taming of the...

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Globe to Globe: The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's Globe

Mark Hudson

The Winter’s Tale may not be one of the best loved of Shakespeare’s plays – not quite a comedy, not quite a full-blown drama – but the Globe was packed on the hottest night of the year...

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Globe to Globe: All's Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare's Globe

Matt Wolf

It's both easy and fashionable to render ironic, or scoff at, the title of All's Well That Ends Well. This is the Shakespeare "comedy" in which the rabidly obsessed Helena finally...

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Globe to Globe: Coriolanus, Shakespeare's Globe

Angie Errigo

Had one listened to the Chiten company from Kyoto performing Coriolanus with one’s eyes closed, it would have seemed as if the stage were teeming with performers. And without...

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Globe to Globe: Love's Labour's Lost, Shakespeare's Globe

Charlie Swinbourne

"37 Plays. 37 Languages." This is the tagline for the Globe Theatre's Globe to Globe season, hosting theatre companies from every corner of the world. The season may be international in outlook,...

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Globe to Globe: As You Like It, Shakespeare's Globe

Tom Birchenough

In the Globe to Globe season, the Caucasus is proving as fruitful a ground as any for new views on old texts. Georgia’s Marjanishvili company, under director Levan Tsuladze, proved the region has...

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Globe to Globe: Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare's Globe

Fisun Güner

The Globe to Globe season has enjoyed tremendous goodwill from audiences and critics alike. And this has been largely repaid, for it’s been a joy and a wonder to learn just how much contemporary...

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Globe to Globe: King Lear, Shakespeare's Globe

Josh Spero

Like a post-Soviet Oedipal X-Factor, the Belarus Free Theatre on Friday night gave one of the greatest productions of King Lear London has ever seen. Forget our local Lears...

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