Shake Nice!23.03 – 13.04 2019

shake 2019!

from 23 March to 13 April 2019


All aboard for the 5th edition of the festival based on Shakespeare: on the programme – 5 shows that really shake things up with their unexpected and amazing staging!

We’ll be opening the festival with Shakespeare freestyle! – don’t miss it!
Following on from the success of the last three editions of Shakespeare freestyle, our middle and high school students continue with their Shakespearean challenge. They throw themselves into some of the Bard’s greatest classics: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliette and The Tempest. A dozen selected classes will revisit these great works with a fresh approach and inventiveness, which they will then go on to perform on the big stage at the tnn – an truly unforgettable day!

Come and support the creativity of these budding artists and discover the magic of the Bard through these poetic and rebellious souls. Thanks to them, Shakespeare is young again!

with the participation of 9 schools:
The collèges in Nice : Maurice Jaubert, Simone Veil (ex Victor Duruy), Louis Nucéra, Port Lympia, Roland Garros ; in L’Escarène : François Rabelais and the lycées in Nice : Estienne d’Orves – rive gauche, l’International School of Nice, Guillaume Apollinaire.

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Bitola Shakespeare Festival23.06 – 28.06 2019

Thus far nobody has ever been able to touch the human soul as profoundly as him, the genius bard. All our desires, feelings, conditions, fears, demons to be perfectly depicted and all at once to temp us in one “devilish” way and penetrate our greatest desires while offering the most fantastic plots. Every year we put the costumes, the makeup and recreate the world of Shakespeare. For reading Shakespeare, directing his work, performing and attending the plays is nothing less than a life philosophy.

The idea of organizing the Bitola Shakespeare Festival was born in London 2012 while the theatre was participating in Globe to Globe Festival with our performance „Henry the VI – part three” that was considered very successful. The National Theatre Bitola was one of the few theatres from the Balkans that took part in this grandiose theatre meeting dedicated to Shakespeare.

Bitola Shakespeare Festival is project of the National Theatre Bitola and it takes place on several stages in the theatre as well as in outdoor open spaces, like the Ancient Theatre of Heraclea, which is 2 km from Bitola, and it is the most attractive site. As numerous and various Shakespeare’s plays were already staged in our Theatre, being the first professional theatre in Macedonia with continuity of more than 70 years, we found it interesting and provocative to start such a festival in Bitola, a city rich in history and culture.

The tempting repertoire of the Festival and the professional narration of the theatre stories by the actors as well as the artistic and creative ensemble of the National Theatre of Bitola and the theatres and companies from all around the world, presents the audience with the opportunity to follow the theatre events continually and most importantly to offer the spectator one complete pleasure, improve their knowledge and above all – have fun. Composed in this way, the repertoire of the Bitola Shakespeare Festival can truly be granted with all the attributes for innovation and artistic value of the theatre accomplishments. Repertoire, rich in fostering the classic, but also presenting the contemporary foreign and Macedonian dramatic art. Plays conducted by the directors’ poetics and esthetics that require contemporary scene and costume resolutions, different artistry, individual expression and molding of the atmosphere in an ambient oddity and unique approach of the text. In a word, theatre philosophy that constantly contributes with its originality.

Apart from the numerous plays and performances, this festival hosts workshops for actors and dramaturges and discussions that give the opportunity to explore and learn about the work of Shakespeare with hosts and guests being distinguished dramaturges and shakespearelogists.

Bitola has wide audience during the season but we think that the festival contributes to increasing that number and expanding collaboration, especially international, that gives sort of different experience for the audience but also for the theatre professionals, from Macedonia and all over the world.

The previous editions were very successful and we have welcomed many renowned theatre companies but also small productions, workshops, discussions and concerts. We hosted Companies from the region such as Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria but also from China, USA, Mexico, Russia, Holland, Poland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, England and many other countries worldwide.

So far our productions of Shakespeare have travelled and performed at various festivals in USA, China, Armenia, Serbia, Israel and many others.

The interest for the Festival grows every year and the participation in European Network of Shakespeare Festivals has brought us international companies and worldwide famous directors and theatre workers.

Bitola Shakespeare Festival is a great inspiration for other theatre companies from Macedonia to stage more plays and performances by Shakespeare and present their work at the Bitola Shakespeare Festival.

All in all, this festival is an inspiration for us to continue with the enthusiastic and productive hard work and dedication, thus presenting the theatre lovers with unforgettable experience.

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Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia28.06 – 03.07 2019

International theatre festival, one of a kind in this part of Europe, presents contemporary world productions of William Shakespeare’s plays. It is held annually, in June, in the beautiful setting of a castle on the Danube bank in Čortanovci (a village in Serbia in Inđija municipality, Vojvodina province) – in Villa Stanković, one of the most picturesque summer residencies in Serbia, modelled after medieval castles in Lombardy.

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 Shakespeare’s times. Besides the main programme, the side programme presents a wide range of multimedia and educational contents.

The festival was founded in 2014, initiated by the director Nikita Milivojević after the premiere of his performance Henry VI in The Globe theatre in London in May 2012. The idea came from Nikita’s big love for Shakespeare but also from his wish to make Villa Stanković – the extraordinary mansion closed for the general public in Serbia – an attractive cultural and touristic venue.

The organizer of Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia is Itaka art centre in Inđija.

The first Shakespeare festival was a huge success. Seven productions were presented – from Great Britain, Georgia, Slovenia, Serbia, Greece, Finland, the USA – as well as many educational programmes.

“Beta” agency listed Shakespeare festival among the top 10 cultural events in 2014.

This year, 3rd Shakespeare festival is presented between  29th June till 3rd July


2018 Programme is HERE:  5 Shakespeare Festival PROGRAMME eng

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The Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival26.07 – 04.08 2019

The Shakespeare Festival is the largest, cyclical, international theatre event, organised each year in the first week of August in Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia (called TriCity). It is an international event combining performances’ presentations with artistic events, workshops, meetings with theatre creators. Its history begins in 1993, with the first Gdańsk Shakespeare Days, which later evolved into an international festival. The organizers are the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation. (więcej…)

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Shakespeare Festival at Globe Neuss14.06 – 13.07 2019

It’s All Shakespeare! – The Globe and its Festival.

Who would have thought that the fast horses, winning jockeys and elegant ladies you usually see on a racecourse would, once a year, have to make way for the 100% pure pleasure of theatre. It’s a well-known fact that in Neuss many things are “a little different“. The visitor to the spacious city-centre racecourse in Neuss catches a sudden glimpse of an unusual, twelve-sided building with black and white shutters at its windows, standing under high poplars, between betting-hall and enclosure: The Globe. (więcej…)

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International Shakespeare Festival Craiova23.04 – 03.05 2020

The Romanian International Shakespeare Festival was founded in Craiova, Romania, in 1994, and took place every three years during its first five editions. Since 2006, it has taken place every two years. The main organizers of the festival are the National Theatre Craiova (represented by its General Managing Director, Mr. Mircea Cornisteanu) and the “William Shakespeare” Foundation (Presided by Mr. Emil Boroghina), and, since 2006, it has also taken place in Bucharest, in collaboration with Arcub, the Centre for Cultural Projects of the Bucharest City Hall and General Council. Another important partner is the Romanian Cultural Institute.


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York International Shakespeare Festival10.05 – 19.05 2019

The York International Shakespeare Festival is a major new cultural venture for York and for the North of England. It emerges from a new partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola.

With a 2000 year history, York is at one and the same time both Roman and Medieval, a military and mercantile centre, with a Victorian industrial heritage and a thriving modern outlook. One of the most beautiful and most historic cities in Britain, York was the powerhouse of the North of England in Shakespearean times and is the ideal location to reflect on the variety and complexity of Shakespeare as Europe’s playwright.





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Shakespeare Festival Gyula09.07 – 16.07 2019

The Gyula Castle Theatre operates in the court of the only brick castle that has survived in Central Europe. Between the beginning of July and 10th of August the guests are entertained with the best performances of historical and modern dramas, different forms of prosaic theatre, opera, musical, ballet, mediaeval courtyard-music, jazz, blues, classic-, folk-music concerts, puppet shows and folk and modern dance performances in the summer theatre. Not only the court of the fortress is turned into a theatre, but programmes of great variety are available on the nearby Lake-stage and on stages set up at different places in the town.

Since 2005 Gyula Castle Theatre has been organising the international Shakespeare Festival. The two-week Shakespeare Festival is part of the six-week all-art festival-program of Gyula Castle Theatre as an individual festival.The main programme of the Shakespeare Festival is:Every year it starts with one new production from Gyula, which appears on stage several times. Every year  it hosts at least three performances: one from inland and two from abroad. The festival hosted the best international artists’ works: Peter Brook, Robert Sturua, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Oskaras Korsunovas, Andrei Serban, Silviu Purcarete and many more. And the best Hungarian artists appear here, too.In addition to the main programme,  to colour the festival with the first appearance of theatrical performances and other genres in the sub-program, guests can enjoy renaissance and modern music concerts, street theatre performances, alternative theatrical performances, the performances of students of dramatic art, screening of films, Shakespeare conferences, and Shakespeare-time cuisine – gastronomy.

The performances were chosen after the suggestions made by the six-member Shakespeare Committee.

2018 programme is avalable here:

 Shakespeare Festival in Gyuila Programme

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Summer Shakespeare Festival Ostrava22.07 – 12.08 2019

The Shakespeare Festival at the Silesian-Moravian Castle is a festival which is a part of a large Czech-Slovak project called The Summer Shakespeare Festival. It has been held each summer (for the past 9 years) in Prague (CZ), Brno (CZ), Bratislava (SK),and it was also introduced to the public in Ostrava (CZ) and Kosice (SK) in 2008.

Here, in Ostrava, the festival is produced by PaS de Theatre s.r.o. company. It is the largest dramatic festival in the City of Ostrava and in the Moravian-Silesian region itself. Since 2008, the festival has been visited by about 40,000 visitors. It was a strong success, no free tickets left. We have also had the honour to bring The Krakow Theatre (Poland) with Mr Jerzy Stuhr performing “Richard III”. on two nights, “As you like it” by JAY production (Slovakia), “The tempest” (Schok – Prague) and “The comedy of errors” (PaS de Theatre – Ostrava). It is an advantage of the region, being so close to the borders of Poland and Slovakia, that we can  attract performers from those countries and interested visitors. As a continuous part of the festival, the organiser – PaS de Theatre – produces its own plays specifically for the purpose of the festival. We always use local artists or artists connected to the region. Our goal is to promote the local artistic community elsewhere – at the moment we always perform in Brno (CZ), Prague (CZ), Bratislava (SK) – and we hope to develop this further and perform at other festivals – if possible.

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Shakespeare’s Festival of Catalonia

The Shakespeare Festival was born in 2003 in Santa Susanna, a small town in the Maresme region (Catalonia – Spain).

In 2008, the festival moved to Mataró, the capital of the region, where the audience enjoyed its presence until 2010. Although we intended to spread our project throughout the Catalan territory, it was the city of Barcelona that hosted the 10th edition of Shakespeare Festival in 2013.

Managed by La Perla 29, the headquarters of the new festival is the Library of Catalonia, placed in a very heart of the Raval district. We hope that the Gothic nave of the Library will become a special place for our Shakespeare Lovers. Our aim is to create a network in the Raval district and other areas of the city. Thus, we would welcome more institutions willing to collaborate in organizing Shakespeare festivals, such as the Romea Theatre, the Film Archive of Catalonia, the Barcelona University, the Centre for Contemporary Culture…

The productions of William Shakespeare’s plays establish a core of the festival, but their formats are of great diversity. We desire to produce art, to co-produce and stage performances in the Shakespearean atmosphere but with a modern touch.

La Perla 29, the theatrical production enterprise directed by Oriol Broggi, Julio Manrique as director of the Romea Theatre, FOCUS Group and our organizing team have shaped the new version of the Shakespeare Festival that was presented in the city of Barcelona in June 2013.












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Yerevan International Shakespeare Theater Festival01.11 – 07.11 2018

Yerevan International Shakespeare Theater Festival was founded in 2004 by director Hakob Ghazanchyan and Shakespeare scholar Andrzej Żurowski. For the first three years, only festivals of monodrama performances were held and the mono performances with a Shakespearean subject were invited to Yerevan. Since 2004, the festival has been expanded and, in parallel with mono performances, big performances were also invited to Yerevan. The festival organisers are currently thinking of returning to the solo format, since that type of performance is a unique and rare Shakespeare laboratory, not only for the actors and the director but for the audience as well. For the last few years, during  Yerevan International Shakespeare Theater Festival we have presented the theatre groups of P. Brook, D. Donnellan and I. Brook, the theatres of Sh. Rustavelli and S. Abashidze (Tbilisi), the Artistic theatre named after A. Chekhov and  „Et Cetera” theatre (Moscow) as well as famous actors and directors from various countries of the world.

In 2016 the festival was honoured to host its guests and participants: Mohamed Saif Al Afkham, Dieter Topp, Robert Sturua, Emre Erdem, Pip Utton, groups from more than 15 countries expending the geography.

Shakespeare international theater festival is a unique part of the European Shakespeare festivals that follows the theater news around the world and presents it to the Armenian audience.

It is worth mentioning that due to Shakespeare festival Armenian theater’s Shakespeare traditions were revived leading to new Armenian performances that is possible watch during the festival.

Thus, making and filling the pages of rich Armenian Shakespeare theater traditions, the festival became one of the beloved events in the country to which people are looking forward.

In the prospective of the festival is the broadening the geography, new international projects and co-production in 2018.


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Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle01.08 – 23.08 2019

The Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle is the Danish event, which in 1816 inaugurated the Shakespeare tradition at Kronborg Castle. Spectacular, surprising, world-class interpretations of Shakespeare, staged and performed by some of the most highly acclaimed performers and theatre companies in the world today. The performances are presented outdoors in the courtyard of Kronborg Castle each year in August.


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