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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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London Bridge Railway Station
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  39% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Lindsay Posner directs the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's coruscating portrait of marriages in crisis in which an adulterous husband discovers that his wife is embroiled ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th and 29th April 2016 at 7.30pm-9.30pm & 30th April 2016 at 2.30pm-4.30pm and 7.30pm-9.30pm
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21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as World Shakespeare Festival
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New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as World Shakespeare Festival
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56 Park Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes from World Shakespeare Festival
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A Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's DreamA Midsummer Night's Dream Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  From £5
DATES  30th April to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Emma Rice's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe commences with a new production of the comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream . The 2016 Wonder season is the first after Dominic Dromgoole's departure and will see Rice attempt to get a gender-balanced stage at the Globe. She stated "If anybody bended gender it was Shakespeare, so... More about this event
 
Comedy Store PlayersComedy Store PlayersA night of fast-paced, Shakespeare-inspired improvised comedy from Phill Jupitus, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey, Lee Simpson, Andy Smart and Richard Vranch.2016-05-02T20:00:00+01002016-05-02T00:00:00+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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The British Academy Shakespeare Lecture: The Shakespeare UnsceneThe British Academy Shakespeare Lecture: The Shakespeare UnsceneProfessor Lorna Hutson discusses metaphors of enactment.2016-05-12T18:00:00+01002016-05-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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The Taming of the ShrewThe Taming of the Shrew The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell2016-05-13T00:00:00+01002016-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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PRICING  From £5
DATES  13th May to 6th August 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
The second production in Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe will be The Taming of the Shrew , directed by Gate Theatre associate Caroline Byrne. With recent credits including F*ck the Polar Bears (Bush Theatre), Eclipsed (Gate Theatre) and Shakespeare in a Suitcase (RSC), Caroline will now take on the classic comedy which tell... 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 ope2016-06-18T00:00:00+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
946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips946 - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l2016-08-11T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21  New Globe Walk  Bankside    SE1 9DT
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event > Theatre > Dramas
PRICING  From £5
DATES  11th August to 11th September 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
Shakespeare's Globe brings Emma Rice's triumphant Kneehigh family show, 946 , to London for the first time in 2016 as part of Rice's inaugural season as Artistic Director. Based on Michael Morpurgo's novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, 946 is based in Slapton Sands, Devon in 1944 and explodes everything we thought we knew about the D-Day l... More about this event
ImogenImogen As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The2016-09-17T00:00:00+01002016-10-16T00:00:00+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  17th September to 16th October 2016
VENUE  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 
As part of Emma Rice's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe a new version of Cymbeline will be showcased, renamed Imogen . Aiming to make the Globe a more gender equal stage, this move comes to show how women have a strong narrative in the plays. With Imogen speaking three times more than Cymbeline, Rice stated "It really is her story". The... More about this event
 

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Concerts | On 30th April 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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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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