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Shakespeare’s Globe in London invites the world to join The Complete Walk – 37 specially created short films of each of Shakespeare’s plays will be shown on 37 screens along the banks of the Thames….reports Asian Lite News

ShakespeareOver the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk – 37 specially created short films of each of Shakespeare’s plays will be shown on 37 screens along the banks of the Thames.

The plans to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death also include the return of the unprecedented world tour of Hamlet, which will play on the Globe stage for four final performances, after an extraordinary two years performing in every country in the world.

Featuring some of the UK’s best-known actors, the films will be shot on location, capturing the astonishing breadth of Shakespeare’s global imagination, from Cleopatra beside the Pyramids to Shylock in Venice’s Jewish ghetto, or Hamlet on the rocks of Elsinore. The films will be directed by a selection of talented young directors and each will include fresh material, interwoven with Globe on Screen titles, footage from the BFI’s Silent Shakespeare films and newly created animation.

“Shakespeare spent half his life in London, wrote all his plays there, and presented them all beside the Thames…We think it is suitable and fitting that the huge range of his work should be celebrated 400 years after his death in a big free public event, utilising the very latest technology, along a public walkway beside the same dirty old river, so rich with history. The ability to make these films in so many different countries, and to show them in an equal number, will be a further celebration of Shakespeare’s astonishing reach into the world,” said Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director

 

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