ESFN meeting in Barcelona, 2014.

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. Important part of this and every meeting were long discussions about past events, exchange of experience and  ideas for next year’s programmes of Shakespeare festivals and other artistic 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.   A young Institut del Teatre actor-Alex Sanz spend some days in Elsinor (Denmark)  with director of the play- Lars Romann Engel and Polish actor Jaub Snochowski.  During this time 2 new language versions ( Catalonian and Polish) of this performance were created. Prince H aims at 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 of 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


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Summer with Shakespeare in Gdańsk

While some of Shakespeare Festivals in Europe have come to an end – 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 Read More

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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 Read More

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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 Read More


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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 Read More

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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 Read More