Reflexion on Gyula Festival

The Shakespeare Festival in Gyula has come to an end. It was visited not only by many significant artists but also by some influential audience members. 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”

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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