Shake Nice!24.01 – 11.02 2018

The Shake Nice! Festival is into its fourth year and will run from the 24th January to 11th February 2018. In true Shakespearean fashion, this festival is accessible, colourful and diverse – Shakespeare really is more contemporary then ever! As an integral part of the festival, Irina Book started an educational project in 2015 called « Shakespeare Freestyle! ». This project, working in partnership with schools based in Nice and the surrounding area, gives students the opportunity to perform Shakespeare during the festival, on the main stage of the magnificent TNN.  Classes will be able to choose between « A Midsummer night’s dream » and « Romeo and Juliet » which they will reinterpret freely in less than 30 minutes as the final weekend event of the festival.

Programme for 2018 edition of Shake Nice! :

– tempête! directed by Irina Brook

– Henry V directed by john risebero

– I, Malvolio, directed by Catherine Hargreaves

– William’s Slam, directed by Vincent Goethals

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Guy Pierre Couleau
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Bitola Shakespeare Festival23.06 – 30.06 2018

Bitola Shakespeare Festival is in Bitola Macedonia is project of Bitola National Theater and happens on several stages in the theater as well as in open spaces out of which the Ancient Theater of Heracleia , 2 km far from Bitola, is most attractive .

The idea for organizing the festival was born in London 2012 while participating at Globe to Globe Festival with our performance „Henry the VI – part three” that was considered as very successful.
Later on we found that a lots of Shakespeare’s plays were already staged in our Theater as the first professional theater in Macedonia with continuity of more than 70 years, so far.
Three of the actors who played Hamlet were also from Bitola too.
Bitola has a lots of audience during the season but we think that the festival is bringing lots of others work especially international , that gives sort of different experience for the audience but also tho theater professionals.


PROGRAMME 2017  : 5th International Bitola Shakespeare Festival
Last three editions were successful and broth a lots of interest for it in the town from big theater Companies but also small productions, work shops, discussions and concerts. We hosted Companies from the region as from Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria but also from China, USA, Mexico , Russia, Holland and this year for the first time from Poland and Israel .

Bitola Shakespeare Festival was big inspiration for other Theaters in Macedonia to stage more performances by Shakespeare and show their job at the Festival.
Bitola National Theater also produces a play of Shakespeare every year since the festival was established .
Interest for the Festival growers every year and we hope that the participation in European Network of Shakespeare Festivals will bring more international  companies, famous directors and different sorts of collaborations with other members.

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Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia28.06 – 03.07 2018

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 Festival27.07 – 05.08 2018

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 im Globe Neuss Festival07.06 – 07.07 2018

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 – 06.05 2018

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 Festival09.05 – 18.05 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 – 15.07 2018

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 Ostrava23.07 – 12.08 2018

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 – 24.08 2018

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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