Shakespeare’s Globe to Globe Theatre Festival: The Plays

So, I’m a giant Shakespeare nerd – one of those ones who knows the plays so well it doesn’t matter what language they’re in. This is fortunate, because for the next two months, from April 23 to June 9, there’s a multilingual Shakespeare festival on at Shakespeare’s Globe!

I don’t have tickets for all of them (aside from being on holiday for a week in the middle, my bank account is not so resilient), but I am looking forward to seeing a good many of them.

Here is the full list of plays and the languages they are being performed in. Bold plays I have tickets for. All other plays I don’t have the ££ to see – if you have tickets, and would like to guest post, please get in touch!

The Plays of Shakespeare’s Globe to Globe Festival 2012

Troilus and Cressida in Maori
Measure for Measure in Russian
Merry Wives of Windsor in Swahili
Pericles, Prince of Tyre in Greek
Twelfth Night in Hindi
Richard III in Mandarin
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Korean
Julius Caesar in Italian
Cymbeline in Juba Arabic
Titus Andronicus in Cantonese
Richard II in Palestinian Arabic
Othello in Hip-hop (I’m really keen to see this but will be on holiday from Saturday May 5 – please please let me know if you’d like to do a write-up!)
The Tempest in Bangla
Macbeth in Polish
The Two Gentlemen of Verona in Shona
Henry VI Part 1 in Serbian (and we’re back from holiday, hurrah)
Henry VI Part 2 in Albanian
Henry VI Part 3 in Macedonian
Henry IV Part 1 in Mexican Spanish
Henry IV Part 1 in Argentine Spanish
King John in Armenian
King Lear in Belarusian
As You Like It in Georgian
Romeo and Juliet in Brazilian Portuguese
Coriolanus in Japanese
Love’s Labour’s Lost in British Sign Language
All’s Well That Ends Well in Gujarati
The Winter’s Tale in Yoruba
The Taming of the Shrew in Urdu
Antony and Cleopatra in Turkish
The Merchant of Venice in Hebrew
Henry VIII in Castilian Spanish
The Comedy of Errors in Dari Persian
Timon of Athens in German
Much Ado About Nothing in French
Hamlet in Lithuanian
Henry V in English

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