The summer drama season at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre is once again under the artistic direction of popular Roman actor and comedian Gigi Proietti.
This year the festival is dedicated to the recently-deceased Riccardo Cavallo who directed many productions at the Globe over the years, in particular A Midsummer Night's Dream which returns this season (6-17 Aug) for the eighth consecutive year.
Also returning is Romeo and Juliet (8 July-3 Aug) directed by Proietti, as well as new productions of Much Ado About Nothing (22 Aug-7 Sept) by Loredana Scaramella and Love's Labour's Lost (from 11 Sept) by Alvaro Piccardi.
The festival ends with Shakespeare Fest, a celebration of 450 years since the birth of the Bard, with screenings, theatre and music.
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. For more details see website.