New members of European Shakespeare Festivals Network

Shakespeare Festival in Hamlet’s Castle in Elsinore in Denmark and Globe to Globe Festival from London were admitted to the European Shakespeare Festivals Network (ESFN) during annual meeting of the directors of these festivals in Gdańsk.

On Friday 7th June the directors of seven European Shakespeare Festivals met in Gdańsk. Members of the Network: the representatives of Craiova Shakespeare Festival in Romania – Emil Boroghina and Mircea Cornisteanu, Shakespeare Festival Gyula in Hungary – Jozsef Gedeon, The Big Bill Festival from Great Britain – Philip Parr, The Summer Shakespeare Festival in Ostrava in the Czech Republic – Andrej Harmecko together with Prof. Jerzy Limon, Artistic Director of Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival decided about admitting two new European Shakespeare Festivals to the Network: Shakespeare Festival in Hamlet’s Castle in Elsinore in Denmark, represented by Lars Romann Engel and Globe to Globe Festival from London, represented by Tom Bird.

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The directors of European Festivals accompanied by Prof. Jerzy Limon, Director of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Chairperson of the Committee of ESFN Foundation visited the structure of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (see the picture).

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This year’s annual meeting of ESFN was accompanied by the visit of Directors of European Shakespeare Festivals in Baltic State Opera (Opera Bałtycka) in Gdańsk arranged by its director Marek Weiss. The members of ESFN watched a spectacle performed by Baltic Dance Theatre (Bałtycki Teatr Tańca) A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the choreographic interpretation of Izadora Weiss.