Maria Joao sings for Shakespeare

Once again thanks to ESFN collaboration very special Shakespearian project came to live. Three brilliant musicians gathered together to create unusual programme titled „Songs for Shakespeare”. Premiere performance took place during Gyuila Shakespeare Festival thanks to an effort of its director Josef Gedeon. „Songs for Shakespeare” were performed on Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival . It will also  be part of Read More

Photo review of 19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival

19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival took place on 31st July-9th August 2015 in Gdańsk ,Poland. Over 300 artists from  from Poland, Denmark, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Georgia and England were presented. Among these, works of renowned masters like  Luk Perceval (‚Macbeth’, Baltic House, St. Petersburg), László Bocsárdi (‚Hamlet’, Tamási Áron Theatre, Sfântu-Gheorghe), Robert Sturua (‚Julius Ceasar’, Rustaveli Read More

19th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival 31st July-9th August Programme

The Shakespeare Festival on its 19th edition returns to the traditional summer date. This year it will take place on 31st July-9th August. The festival is one of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in the whole world. Its organizers – the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation – each year present Read More

11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, 2015 programme

2nd-12th July      11th Shakespeare Festival Gyula, 2015                                FULL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE HERE :Gyuila Shakespeare Festival 2nd July               Shakespeare in the eyes of contemporary fine artists 2nd July             W. Shakespeare: Richard III–Chinese National Theatre, Beijin 3rd July              Film screening:Twelfth Night or What You Will – Katona József Theatr 3rd July               Read More

Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia 25th -30th June

Our newest member- Itaka Shakespeare Festival in Serbia- is about to start .It is second edition of this festival which will last from 25th till 30th June 2015. The main idea of the festival is to treasure the work of the world’s preeminent dramatist by presenting attractive theatre programme under the open sky, as it was done in Read More

Shakespeare Festivals honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016

Shakespeare Festivals honored with EFFE Label 2015-2016 EFFE is proud to announce the results of Europe’s finest festivals honored with the EFFE Label 2015-2016. Following a process of intense evaluation from national experts to an international jury, Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare festival in Hamlets Castle and Festival Shakespeare in Barcelona now belong to the first Read More

Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss – 28th May – 27th June

Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss has recently started and will last for almost a month. Every day brings one excellent performance. Please click on list below to see more detailes.   28th -31st May Romeo and Juliet 1st -3rd June As You Like It 4 th June Trans Hamlet Formation -from the Favela into the World 5th-7th Read More

Annual ESFN meeting in Gdańsk

Annual ESFN meeting  of the members of European Shakespeare Festivals Network started in Gdańsk, Poland. It will last from 27th till 30th May. On 27th  represenatives of 9 Shakespeare Festivals have arrived on special inviation of Baltic Opera and attended „The Tempest” performance based on Shakespeare and Mahler with choregraphy of   Izadora Weiss . On Read More

York in Pictures

1st York International Shakespeare Festival was brought about through an adventurous new partnership between York Theatre Royal, the community arts organisation Parrabbola and the University of York and took place from May 8 to 17 at venues across York. Combining traditional retellings and original responses from York and international production companies, the festival was exploring the Read More

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

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

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