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THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

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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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LondonTown.com - World Shakespeare Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
London Bridge Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
5 minutes walk
 
Union Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring World Shakespeare Festival on LondonTown.com

 
April in London 2012

Globe to Globe Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, SE1 9DT 21st April 2012 - 9th June 2012 Over a period of six weeks, Shakespeare's Globe will be celebrating London's large...

 
 
June in London 2012

Shakespeare: Staging the World British Museum, WC1B 3DG 19th June 2012 - 25th November 2012 The British Museum has teamed up with the Royal Shakespeare Company this year...

 
 
July in London 2012

Desdemona at the Barbican Barbican Hall, EC2Y 8DS 19th July 2012 - 20th July 2012 As part of the World Shakespeare Festival, Nobel-prize winning novelist Toni Morrison and...

 
 
August in London 2012

King Lear Almeida Theatre, N1 1TA 31st August 2012 - 3rd November 2012 Michael Attenborough, son of actor Richard, brings Shakespeare's greatest tragedy to life at the Almeida Theatre,...

 
 
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Measure For MeasureMeasure For MeasureVirginal sister Isabella seeks mercy for her condemned brother Claudio by appealing directly to the puritanical Angelo in Shakespeare's bruising study of sexual politics and social justice. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole, featuring original music composed by Claire van Kampen.2015-07-02T19:30:00+01002015-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    All The Angels: Handel And The First Messiah
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    DATES  11th July to 18th October 2015
    VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
    King Richard exiles Henry Bolingbroke and seizes his father's vast estates to rule by divine right but Bolingbroke returns to England during an Irish rebellion to recover his rightful property in Shakespeare's history play about the thirst for power. Simon Godwin directs award winning actor Charles Edwards - who most recently starred in Blithe Spir... More about this event
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    DATES  20th to 25th Jul 2015
    VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
    Following a successful visit to London in 2012 as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, The National Theatre of China once again presents their production of Richard III at Shakespeare's Globe. The company is known for working with the finest playwrights and directors in China and producing trailblazing productions that lead the way in 21st century ... More about this event
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    Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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    VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
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