sat 20/07/2024

World Shakespeare Festival

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

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 universal in its target-practice at the lecherous,...

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

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. Even those familiar with Measure For Measure will be...

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

"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 apologies to Two Noble Kinsmen fans) will be seen at...

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