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World Shakespeare FestivalWith 2012 being the year to be proud to be in London, it's well suited that the celebrations of all things English continue and what better way than with a four month long World Shakespeare Festival. With a vast number of events taking place this will be a major celebration of the world famous writer. As well as worldwide, events will take place all across London including performances at Roundhouse, the National Theatre, the Barbican and of course Shakespeare's Globe. The events include performances of the famous plays such Twelfth Night and Macbeth as well as Globe to Globe; 37 Shakespeare plays in 37 languages. Further events include Staging the World exhibition at the British Museum and Worlds Together, an international conference that explores the importance of art in young people's lives from Shakespeare time through to modern times. For the full festival guide visit www.worldshakespearefestival.org.uk.

 

About Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. Built in wood and thatch, using techniques from 400 years ago, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opened in 1996. More about Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Underground Stations

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Southwark Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Borough Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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London Bridge Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
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6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  37% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £67  25% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as World Shakespeare Festival
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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10 Stoney Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 3 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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8 1/2 Dowgate Hill, City, London EC4R | 6 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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The Two Gentlemen Of VeronaThe Two Gentlemen Of VeronaDirector Nick Bagnall propels Shakespeare's anarchic comedy of infidelity and friendship into the 21st century. Presented by Shakespeare's Globe and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse.2016-09-30T20:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
ImogenImogenImogenAward-winning actor Maddy Hill, best known for playing Nancy Carter in EastEnders, swaps the small screen for Shakespeare's Globe, taking on the lead role in a new version of Cymbeline, renamed Imogen. Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in Shakespeare's plays. With Imogen 2016-09-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Now On

event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Award-winning actor Maddy Hill, best known for playing Nancy Carter in EastEnders, swaps the small screen for Shakespeare's Globe, taking on the lead role in a new version of Cymbeline, renamed Imogen. Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in Shakespeare's plays. With Imogen ... More about this event
 
MacbethMacbeth Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope2016-09-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Shakespearean productions
PRICING  From £5
DATES  18th June to 1st October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Iqbal Khan directs a new production of Macbeth at the Globe in 2016, reviving the story of Shakespeare's most brutal creation. The Scottish play sees Macbeth and Lady Macbeth embark upon a murderous journey of power, treachery, paranoia and suicide after he is informed by three sisters that he is fated to be King of Scotland. An acclaimed ope... More about this event
The Merchant Of VeniceThe Merchant Of VeniceWhen a contract between Bassanio and Shylock is broken, simmering racial tensions boil over in Jonathan Munby's staging of Shakespeare's uncompromising thriller. Starring Jonathan Pryce as the money lender and Rachel Pickup as the plucky Portia, who avoids the spilling of innocent blood using cunning and guile.2016-10-04T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Study Days: ImogenStudy Days: ImogenWorkshops, seminars and lively discussions.2016-10-08T10:00:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Introductory Lecture: ImogenIntroductory Lecture: ImogenInspiring talks about the play.2016-10-11T18:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Introductory Lecture: Imogen
Theatre Company Q&AsTheatre Company Q&AsMembers of the theatre company discuss their experience of the play.2016-10-12T00:00:00+01002016-10-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Comus - A Masque In Honour Of ChastityComus - A Masque In Honour Of ChastityLucy Bailey directs this staging of Milton's work that twists the conventions of the masque, leading the audience on an unpredictable and volatile journey.2016-10-26T19:30:00+01002016-11-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
Category: event
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Comus - A Masque In Honour Of Chastity
The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThe Little Matchgirl And Other Happier TalesThis work is inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen and involves music, puppetry and magic.2016-11-24T19:30:00+00002017-01-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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Somerset House 6 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational book Utopia, this collection of new art works resulted from collaborations between ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text a host of contemporary artists present works inspired by the ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2016 

180 The Strand 7 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Kids Events | Until 7th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Ventricle
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from World Shakespeare Festival

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