Summer with Shakespeare in Gdańsk

While some of Shakespeare Festivals in Europe have already finished – Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival is still about to start. This year is very special because Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre will be opened on 19th September. Prelude to this event is cycle “Summer with Shakespeare”.  Its aim is to introduce audience ( both citizens and tourists who visit Gdańsk ) to the idea and activity of Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk by presenting short performances based on Shakespeare plays. The play ”Love scenes from Shakespeare”is performed in the open courtyard of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre which is an unique opportunity to visit this spot for the last time before the Grand Opening.
One of the spectator was Magdalena Cieślak who visited us and shared reflexions on “Blogging Shakespeare” site :

“Shakespeare without words is nothing new, but Shakespeare without words, with pantomime and elements of acrobatics, with powerful background video images, and with electrifying live accompaniment of an electric cello is quite a new experience, especially when set in the yard of the brand new Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk.

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre is a beautiful minimalist building of black brick. While the final works are still continuing, its yard is already hosting a “Summer with Shakespeare” cycle. Love Scenes from Shakespeare’s Plays, a show by Teatr Sztuk from Wrocław, is the first performance of the cycle.”

To read whole article visit Blogging Shakespeare

 

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Cycle ”Summer with Shakespeare” will last till 18th September and will surprise the audience with many more scenes from “Macbeth”, “The Tempest” or “The Merchant of Venice” in various way of performing: from puppet theatre to street theatre actions.

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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