World Shakespeare Festival 2012

London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Newcastle/Gateshead, Birmingham, Wales and Scotland will be next year the host of World Shakespeare Festival. Shakespeare Festival 2012 will be part of the London 2012 Festival, organised for the Cultural Olympiad.
The festival is aimed at reviving the Shakespearian spirit among young people, promoting him as the most famous playwright in the world. Shakespeare Festival will put on stage some famous representations, such as Two Roses for Richard III (working title), directed by Claudio Baltar and Fabio Ferreira – Companhia Bufomecanica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which is a combination between a circus and a theatre show, whose texts originate from the black carnival of villainy, corruption and seduction. The well-known tragedy Romeo and Juliet, directed by Monadhil Daood takes place in Iraq. Everythingis recreated according to the modern times, of the sectarian strife between Sunni and Shia. The National Theatre Wales will welcome its public to watch the performance Coriolan/us, directed by Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes.
World Shakespeare Festival 2012 is according to the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, ‘a fantastic opportunity for these fine works to be brought to a new generation of schoolchildren, while at the same time reminding existing fans of Shakespeare’s unparalleled insights into the workings of the human heart.’

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