Shakespeare in Globe

Under the artistic direction of popular Roman actor and comedian Gigi Proietti, the summer drama season at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre features three plays by Shakespeare, as well as a King Lear workshop and a Romeo and Juliet ballett performed by the National Slovakian Theatre. The three plays selected this year are sure to please the crowds: A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Angelo Dallagiacoma; Richard III directed by Marco Carniti; and Romeo and Juliet directed by Gigi Proietti. The charming timber theatre, in the heart of Villa Borghese, is a full-scale reproduction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, copied from the original designs, and almost identical to the one that stands on London’s South Bank. All performances in Italian. Largo Acqua Felix, Villa Borghese, tel. 060608, www.globetheatreroma.com.