Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese still off-limits after stairway collapsed last year.
A temporary arena has been set up beside the theatre which is a full-scale timber reproduction of Shakespeare’s Globe, copied from the original oak and thatch designs, and almost identical to the one that stands on London’s South Bank.
Open-air performances will be held at the Globe Arena from 15 July to 24 September, including a range of Italian-language productions of Shakespearean favourites, the city announced.
Torna il #teatro shakespeariano. Dal 13 luglio al via il progetto Arena #GigiProietti Globe Theatre Silvano Toti 2023 sostenuto da Roma Capitale. Spettacoli all’aperto fino al 24 settembre in una struttura provvisoria adiacente lo storico Globe Theatre
— Roma (@Roma) July 7, 2023
Now in its 20th year, the festival programme includes Much Ado About Nothing (15-30 July), The Tempest (2-6 August), A Midsummer Night's Dream (9-27 August) and Othello (31 August-17 September).
Built in 2003, Rome's Globe Theatre was the result of an idea by the Roman actor and comedian Gigi Proietti who directed and performed in the Shakespearean festival every year until his death in 2020.
For information about the programme and tickets for the 2023 festival see Globe website.
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