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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

'Unprecedented' Shakespeare festival drawing closer

22nd February 2012

It was announced last year that fans of the great William Shakespeare will be given the opportunity to experience each and every one of the playwright's 37 plays over a six week period in 2012, and the beginning of the momentous occasion is drawing ever closer.

Starting from April 23rd, the Globe to Globe season will see 37 international theatre companies perform each of the famous bard's plays in 37 different languages as part of the global cultural celebrations surrounding this year's World Shakespeare festival.

With the beginning of the event now only two months away, those wishing to take part will be looking to secure hotel accommodation in London in anticipation of the event.

This is the first time in its history that the Globe has launched such an ambitious and unprecedented performance, with every day of the six week period seeing the theatre host one of Shakespeare's renowned plays that were originally written to be staged in the venue.

The broad and diverse spectrum of actors and actresses that will be performing at the event come from as close as Italy to as far as New Zealand - a clear reflection of the global reach of this year's festival.

With the Globe being the historical home of Shakespeare's plays, visiting companies are sure to be eager to impress their audiences, and the event presents a great opportunity for fans of all ages and cultures to experience adaptations of Shakespeare's works from around the world.

Considering the original and unique nature of the occasion, visitors staying in central London hotels could be drawn to what promises to be an exclusive chance to experience Shakespeare in ways that the Globe has not witnessed before.

This year's World Shakespeare festival also includes performances at the Roundhouse, the Barbican theatre and the British Museum, making the capital a hub of Shakespearian activity in the coming months.


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