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All The World's On Stage

Globe to Globe pairs up with the World Shakespeare festival for a literary event that's all about language

Written by . Published on November 3rd 2011.

All The World's On Stage

COINCIDING with the Olympics, Globe to Globe is part of the World Shakespeare Festival, a fantastic celebration of the renowned playwright and his work, which is famous across the globe. The more fervent Shakespeare lovers have been anticipating this celebration in London, declaring it an unprecedented programme of multilingual productions, with many plays being performed over the course of six weeks, beginning on 23 April, which is, in fact, Shakespeare’s birthday.

Globe Image Library - Venus and AdonisGlobe Image Library - Venus and Adonis

Each performance will be in a different language and performed by a different international theatre company in The Globe at Bankside. There will be 37 Shakespearean dramas in total, as well as Shakespeare’s poem, Venus and Adonis, preformed in IsiZulu, IsiXhosa, SeSotho, Setswana, Afrikaans and South African English. The highlights of the six-week experience will include a theatre company from South Sudan, specially formed for the occasion, presenting their take on Cymberline. There will also be the first ever sign language version of a Shakespearian play, with the performance of Love’s Labour’s Lost, a Lithuanian performance of Hamlet, Rawiri Paratene’s New Zealand production of Troilus and Cressida featuring the haka, waiata and other aspects of Maori culture, and the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s hip-hop version of Othello.

Globe Image Library - Romeo and JulietGlobe Image Library - Romeo and Juliet

The exciting line-up will involve thousands of national and international artists, of all generations. The event offers Londoners a unique chance of experiencing a vast multitude of languages and cultures, whilst celebrating the incredible works of Shakespeare.

Tickets start at £5 (standing) to £35, with reductions on all seats for under-18s and The Yard Olympian ticket will also be available, offering tickets for every production for £100. Globe to Globe will be running from 23 April – November 2012.

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