Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! The World Shakespeare Festival kicks off in the UK today, and we talked with LA’s Inner City Arts about their involvement in the special 2012 festival through a project called “Shakespeare - A Worldwide Classroom.” Watch the video and read our blog to find out how they’re bringing the Bard to students across Los Angeles.
World Shakespeare Festival - A part of London 2012 Festival
British athletes and Royal Shakespeare Company stars read a famous Shakespeare passage in anticipation of the World Shakespeare Festival. Visit the London 2012 Festival website for more info on World Shakespeare Festival events: http://www.london2012.com/festival
(Video via london2012)
Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday!
To celebrate, The Globe will become a bustling hub of theatrical happenings for the coming weeks, with all kinds of performances taking place. “Globe to Globe” will see 37 international companies present all of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 different languages, and the 2012 theatre season will open soon after.
“Be not afraid of greatness”
As the World Shakespeare Festival - part of the London 2012 Festival - kicks off today, amateur thespians from across the UK will be celebrating ‘The Bard’ through the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Open Stages.
This project is helping create a lasting cultural legacy through the work of England’s most iconic writer.
The RSC’s Artistic Director Michael Boyd said: “The RSC wants to lead a step change in the relationship with the amateur sector; to celebrate its rich traditions, open our doors to its work and collaborate with partners nationally to leave a significant legacy.”
Produced by the RSC, the Festival is the biggest celebration of Shakespeare ever staged with over 70 productions, supporting events and exhibitions, right across the UK.
Even if you can’t make it to any of the events you can take part through the online myShakespeare programme.