CELEBRATING GLOBAL SHAKESPEARE: THE REINVENTION OF SHAKESPEARE FESTIVALS IN THE UK

Isabel Guerrero

Abstract


 

The Everybody’s Shakespeare festival (1994), the Complete Works Festival (2006-2007) and the Globe to Globe (2012) are part of the tradition of celebrating Shakespeare on occasions unconnected to the author, as was also the case of the Shakespeare’s Jubilee back in 1769. More significantly, the three festivals also have in common the inclusion of Shakespearean productions in languages other than English, engaging with the academic debate on global Shakespeare. By looking at the characteristics of these festivals and at the academic output they generated, the purpose of this article is to trace the evolution of Shakespeare festivals in England to convey an image of global Shakespeare.

 


Keywords


William Shakespeare; contemporary performance; global Shakespeare; theatre festivals

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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.17561/grove.v24.a2

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