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Shakespeare 400 in Gdańsk!

The Day of April 23th has traditionally been dedicated to William Shakespeare as this is the day of his death and asserted day of his birthday. This year the whole world is celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre was commemorating the date with a unique event comprising films presentations and street happening Read More

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Parrabolla’s Romeo and Juliet in Craiova Shakespeare Festival

Parrabbola theater company performed all over the world working with diverse communities. They produce theatre that celebrates the people and places – this is theatre  made by people for people. Each piece is different and belongs to the community in which it is conducted. Philip Parr is director of festivals, theater and opera director, whose productions have Read More

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ESFN welcomes new member-Bitola Shakespeare Festival !

We are happy to announce the new member of European Shakespeare Festivals Network: Bitola Shakespeare Festival from Macedonia represented by Blagoj Micevski. The new member was warmly welcome at the ESFN general anual meeting hosted by International Shakespeare Festival in Craiova. The members of the association have underlined the comprehensive and various program of the ‚Bitola Shakespeare Festival’, the regional Read More


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International Shakespeare Festival Craiova 14th-26th April-Programme

The celebration of the 10th Craiova International Shakespeare Festival in 2016 coincides with the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. The motto of this year edition is a reference to Ben Jonson’s famous line, as well as to Stanley Wells’ well-known title – “Shakespeare For All Time”. This year festival brings to Craiova 46 events dedicated Read More

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26.Shakespeare Festival in Globe Neuss- Programme

26.Shakespeare Festival in Globe Neuss 27th May-25th June 2016 Even  400 years after his death Shakespeare is more alive than ever, and nowhere more so than each summer at the Shakespeare Festival in the Globe Theatre, Neuss. Between 27 May and 25 June 2016 the programme will include 43 performances from 14 companies from England, Read More

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Reflextions of 11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, Hungary

11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, Hungary   The 11th Shakespeare Festival was organized between 2 and 12 July 2015, where could see ar special selection of the best Hungarian and foreign Shakespeare plays and performances. That time could see theatrical plays, take part in concerts, films, a conference and gastronomical programs too. The first premiere of the Read More


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EFFE Awards 2015-2016

250 leading personalities gathered to celebrate the 12 winners of the EFFE Awards 2015-2016, and the art that brings millions of people together each year at Europe’s thousands of festivals. EFFE’s International Jury, international experts, with expertise from Aachen to Zagreb via New York gave out the awards to honour Europe’s agenda-setting festivals. The event took place at Read More

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Maria Joao sings for Shakespeare

Once again thanks to ESFN collaboration very special Shakespearian project came to live. Three brilliant musicians gathered together to create unusual programme titled „Songs for Shakespeare”. Premiere performance took place during Gyuila Shakespeare Festival thanks to an effort of its director Josef Gedeon. „Songs for Shakespeare” were performed on Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival . It will also  be part of Read More

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Photo review of 19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival

19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival took place on 31st July-9th August 2015 in Gdańsk ,Poland. Over 300 artists from  from Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Georgia and England were presented. Among these, works of renowned masters like  Luk Perceval (‚Macbeth’, Baltic House, St. Petersburg), László Bocsárdi (‚Hamlet’, Tamási Áron Theatre, Sfântu-Gheorghe), Robert Sturua (‚Julius Ceasar’, Rustaveli Read More


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19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival 31st July-9th August Programme

The Shakespeare Festival on its 19th edition returns to the traditional summer date. This year it will take place on 31st July-9th August. The festival is one of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in the whole world. Its organizers – the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation – each year present Read More

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11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, 2015 programme

2nd-12th July      11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, 2015                                FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE HERE :Gyuila Shakespeare Festival 2nd July               Shakespeare in the eyes of contemporary fine artists 2nd July             W. Shakespeare: Richard III–Chinese National Theatre, Beijin 3rd July              Film screening:Twelfth Night or What You Will – Katona József Theatr 3rd July               Read More

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Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia 25th -30th June

Our newest member- Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia- is about to start .It is second edition of this festival which will last from 25th till 30th June 2015. The main idea of the festival is to treasure the work of the world’s preeminent dramatist by presenting attractive theatre programme under the open sky, as it was done in Read More