Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Shakespeare's Globe to host international programme in 2012

21st January 2011

An unprecedented programme will see all of William Shakespeare's plays presented in a different language, Shakespeare's Globe has announced.

The theatre unveiled the plans as part of its celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, revealing that the performances will be staged by 38 international drama companies.

Starting on April 23rd 2012 - the anniversary of the Bard's birth and death - the six-week programme will commence with Shakespeare's Globe staging the first production, before the remaining 37 plays are performed by the guest theatre troupes.

Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare's Globe, pointed out that the playwright's catalogue has been translated into all of the world's major living languages and there is a longstanding tradition of the plays being performed in the audience's own tongue.

'It has long been recognised that Shakespeare, as well as a great playwright, has become an international language and has proved one of the most life-affirming and barrier transcending ways that people can speak to one another,' he added.

On June 29th last year, Shakespeare's Globe marked the anniversary of the first Globe's destruction in 1613 by performing Henry VIII - the play responsible for causing the fire that engulfed the building.
 

Latest Blog
Read an Extract from Man Booker-Shortlisted The Sellout by Paul Beatty
30/09/2016

Read an extract from the book described by Simon Schama as 'outrageous, hilarious and profound'.

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd