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Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle: 1st – 10th August 2014

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle is a national Danish event, established in 1816 as the Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle. These spectacular and amazing world-class interpretations of Shakespeare are produced and performed by some of today’s most prestigious theatre companies.  Experience magical summer evenings when the castle courtyard once again buzzes with international atmosphere this August. You are guaranteed world-class theatre when sublime actors vivaciously tread on stage. Exclusive entertainment with intimacy and intensity.

Become a part of the special Kronborg atmosphere when intrigue, forbidden love, vanity, power, humour, hatred, revenge and provocations fill the castle courtyard. Shakespeare’s Globe, Stockholm Musik Teater, Peter Brooke’s blockbuster King Lear, and Shakespeare in Concert can be experienced by audiences this year at the Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle from 1st - 10th August 2014.

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle since 1816:

The festival opens with Shakespeare’s Globe from London and their sparkling new production of Much Ado About Nothing. Stockholm’s Music Theater appear on stage with their humorous tour de force musical, „William” – an award-winner at the New York Fringe Festival in 2013. This year’s Open Air Cinema offers an exclusive showing of King Lear from 1971 filmed by the legendary British director Peter Brook. As a new initiative, Shakespeare in Concert is presented as a festive and musical conclusion to this year’s festival

For detailed programme click here

Reflexion on Gyula Festival

Shakespeare Festival in Gyula has come to an end. It was visited not only by many significant artist but also by some influential viewers . One of them was Stanley Wells, Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthday Trust, who shared some reflections on Gyula Festival on his blog- http://bloggingshakespeare.com.

„I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list.”

„The festival, presided over since its inception by the genial and immensely hard-working Jozsef Gedeon, offers a truly international series of performances based more or less closely on Shakespeare’s plays and poems. Of those that I saw only one, Much Ado About Nothing, performed on the Castle stage by the touring company from Shakespeare’s Globe, offered a reasonably straightforward, text-based version of the play. Expertly acted, it was well received by a packed audience. Beyond this the festival demonstrated the current contemporaneity of Shakespeare in a number of performances that showed how fertile his works can be as stimuli to new forms of theatrical activity”

To read whole article visit: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf

I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
I had the pleasure of attending a festival in the historic and delightful town of Gyula, in Southern Hungary. Dominated by a splendid medieval brick castle close to a lake in what is now an attractive municipal park, the town is famous for its hot thermal baths. Its annual Shakespeare festival, now in its tenth year, is part of a longer festival season catering for summer visitors from far and wide. It is also part of a larger network of European Shakespeare Festivals of no less interest and cultural significance than their American counterparts which take place in, among other locations, Gdansk, in Poland, Neuss, in Germany, and Craiova in Romania, the last of which I visited in June. Next year York, Great Britain, will join the list. – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
Stanley Wells is Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
Stanley Wells is Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
Stanley Wells is Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpufas visited not only by many  influential artist but also by some significant viewers. One of them was
Stanley Wells is Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf
Stanley Wells is Honorary President and a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, – See more at: http://bloggingshakespeare.com/shakespeare-gyula#sthash.QvXxXqWx.dpuf

Shakespeare Festival in Gyula has started!

The Gyula Castle Theatre operates in the court of the only gothic brick fortress that has survived in Central-Europe.

Between 3rd – 13th July 2014 the guests will be entertained with great variety of performances which are available not only the court of the fortress that is turned into a theatre, but also on the nearby lake-stage and on stages set up at different places around. Festival opens with new production of “Midsummer Night’s Dream”, one of the most popular Shakespeare’s comedy directed by David Doiashvili. As in previous editions, this year will be enriched with variety of musical performances basing on Shakespeare’s work like concert of the W.H. band by Sena and Akkezdet Phia Süveg Márk „Saiid” - Hungarian slam poetry champion.

This year we are celebrating 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birthday. On this occasion film ”The Shakespeare mystery ”will be screened.

Worldwide famous theatre companies like Shakespeare’s Globe from London with “Much Ado About Nothing” or directors such as Luk Perceval with “Macbeth” can not be unnoticed. Those will be part of Shakespeare Fringe Festival which starts on 10th June.

On July 11th -12th an international conference will take place with a guiding question-“Is Shakespeare Still Our Contemporary?”

Gyula Festival poster

For detailed program click here.

24th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe in Neuss has started !

Thirteen productions from Spain, England, Hungary and Germany, together with inspiring lectures by Patrick Spottiswoode and an accompanying programme of enticing music: such are the ingredients of the 24th Shakespeare Festival which this year celebrates the 450th birthday of the Bard from Stratford-upon-Avon . Festival continues from 19th June till 19th July 2014 and is filled with Productions such as The Tempest from the Rheinisches Landestheater, As You Like It from the Shakespeare Company Berlin, and three offerings from the Bremen Shakespeare Company: a birthday celebration entitled „All’s Will that ends Will”, the rarely-seen Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Richard III.

Globe Neuss, fot. Christoph Krey

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ESFN meeting in Armenia, 19-23 March 2014

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From March 19-23, The European Shakespeare Festivals Network met for their Annual General Meeting as part of the International Shakespeare Festival in Armenia – it was a historic occasion in the history of the Network as for the first time, all members were able to be present at the same meeting. We were in Armenia at the invitation of Hakob Gazanchayan, who is the director of the Festival. Over a four day period, we were treated to a feast of theatre, with performances of King Lear, Julius Caesar and King John, and it was fascinating to see the range of theatrical style and to witness the Armenian passion for Shakespeare. Read more…

European Shakespeare Festivals Network meeting in Gdańsk

On 7th June annual meeting of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network took place in Gdańsk.

The meeting saw the representatives of Shakespeare Festivals from Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Poland.

The members of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network have been also invited to see the production of „A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the Baltic Opera in Gdańsk.