tue 17/05/2022

world shakespeare festival

Globe to Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe

alexandra Coghlan

A comedy of alienation, estrangement, and magical metamorphosis – if ever there was a Shakespeare play made for the linguistic transfigurations of the Globe to Globe season it’s A Midsummer...

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Globe to Globe: Richard III, Shakespeare's Globe

Angie Errigo

When Zhang Dongyu’s charismatic Richard III rose from the dead to take his bows for Sunday’s spellbinding afternoon performance by the National Theatre of China, the actor paused, remaining on his...

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Globe to Globe: Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's Globe

David Nice

The rain it raineth every day this week, sometimes with monsoon-like persistence. Yet there’s no dousing the ardour of groundlings and thespian visitors to the global Shakespeare village within...

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Globe to Globe: Pericles, Shakespeare's Globe

Jasper Rees

Something extraordinary is happening at Shakespeare’s Globe. However unlikely the appeal, audiences are flocking to every one of Globe to Globe’s visiting productions. But sometimes logic surely...

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Globe to Globe: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's Globe

David Nice

Of all Shakespeare’s plays, his reprise of Falstaffian humour to please Queen Bess is surely the most specific in its prosaic gallimaufry of earthy English vocabulary. Yet it’s also the most...

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Globe to Globe: Measure For Measure, Shakespeare's Globe

Veronica Lee

What a joy this once-in-a-generation season is. From Moscow comes this free-wheeling production of Shakespeare's great morality play, and one that also makes remarkably free with the text too....

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Globe to Globe: Troilus & Cressida, Shakespeare's Globe

Matt Wolf

So, what's the "problem"? All is right with the world - or the theatre at least - in the Maori-language staging of Troilus and Cressida from the Auckland-based Ngakau Toa troupe that...

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Globe to Globe: Venus and Adonis, Shakespeare's Globe

Jasper Rees

"Shakespeare’s Coming Home," boasts the strapline of a highly ambitious strand of London 2012’s Cultural Olympiad. Between now and 9 June, 37 productions of the complete canon by Shakespeare (with...

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