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Japanese Lady Macbeth & Ofelia in York, Ostrava and Gdańsk

York Shakespeare Festival is fast approching . One of its programme point is extraordinary performance “Two Shakespeare Heroines- Lady Macbeth & Ophelia” by acclaimed Japanese actress Aki Isoda. York is a first stop in European tour. Thanks to ESFN cooperation this unusual performance, combining eastern and western theatrical traditions, will travel further to Ostrava and Gdańsk. Japanese actress, Aki Read More

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Shakespeare Festival in Barcelona will not be continued

Lately we have been faced with hearthbreaking news. Our member -Shakespeare Festival in Barcelona will not be continued anymore. Festival already has been facing many difficulties in the past. ESFN representatives do understand this extremly tough decision, however we hope to have some future cooperation. Here is an official statement from Organizing Director : I would like to inform you that Read More

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Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet Castle programme

Shakespeare Festival at Hamlet’s Castle 1st-9th August 2015      Enjoy enchanting summer evenings and an international ambience in the castle courtyard, when worldclass theatre, film, dance and music join forces in August. Prepare for intrigue, madness, power, humour, hatred and revenge in the open air and the historic setting of Kronborg Castle. Staatsschauspiel Dresden’s Hamlet, Read More


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25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss Programme

25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss Full programme of Festival is HERE 28th May-27th June 2015 At the 25th Shakespeare Festival at the Globe, Neuss, there will be plenty of laughter, occasional tears and as usual, no doubt, some rollicking about: the Bard will bestride the Globe stage this year in six comedies, three Read More

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York International Shakespeare Festival programme

Emerging from an ambitious partnership between York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola, and drawing in many other regional, national and international partners, YorkShakes is a major new venture for York and for the North, and a proud member of the European Shakespeare Festivals Network (ESFN). Our launch festival is packed with variety. Whether you’d Read More

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The Stage Award 2015 goes to Globe!

We recived very exciting news from our ESFN member – The Globe : Last week we received the Stage Award 2015 for our Globe to Globe Hamlet tour. Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way and made the tour possible. Here are some photographs from each country we have visited! Congratulations! Globe to Globe project is really Read More


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ESFN meeting in Barcelona

In September 2014, ESFN members met in Barcelona during the IX th Festival Shakespeare at the invitation of Montse Vellvechi who is the director of the Festival. Members came from across Europe and took advantage of the opportunity to meet together to share discussions about past events and exchange experiences from recent festivals. Members also discussed  ideas for Read More

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Festival Shakespeare in Barcelona

Festival XI edition, 2nd in Barcelona „The Festival was born, grew up, but it didn’t get large. It is small and it remains so. Shakespeare is great, maybe the greatest. We have to look at him with respect. And so we do. But for the Catalan culture, and for all the ones who love him, Shakespeare has become Read More

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Prince H. Universe in Catalonia

PRINCE H Universe with Àlex Sanz as a Prince H.   From Barcelona, a young Institut del Teatre actor – Alex Sanz has spent an intensive period in Elsinore (Denmark), working with the writer and director of the play- Lars Romann Engel and the Polish actor Jaub Snochowski.  During this time 2 new language versions ( Catalonian and Read More


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Gdansk Shakespeare Festival 27th September- 5th October

The 18th International Shakespeare Festival in Gdansk is very special this year not only because it has come of age but most of all because of the opening of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre. From this year on the majority of the performances will be taking place at this new state-of-the-art theatre. However the festival will Read More

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Grand Opening of Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre has finally opened on 19th September ! And what an opening it was! Acrobats flying in the air above the theatre’s open roof, a splendid gala inside the theatre with the Polish and international VIPs including the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk and the British ambassador, Robin Barnett and a triumphant march by hundreds Read More

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Prince H.Universe

European Shakespeare Festivals Network in cooperation with our member- Hamletscenen Theatre (Denmark) is proud to announce that our new project has began. Prince H.Universe is a the one-man talk show in which the young host Prince H. discusses the universal everyday dilemmas facing teenagers today – told through the stories of ordinary people. Stories about family break-ups. Read More