27 June-mid Sept. Under the artistic direction of popular Roman actor Gigi Proietti, the summer drama season at Rome’s Silvano Toti Globe Theatre performs four plays by Shakespeare (all of them translated into Italian), and a production entitled Fool. I comici in Shakespeare in which five Shakespearean “fools” recite excerpts from a selection of comedies all wove together with dances, songs and acrobatics.
The charming 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. The plays selected to be performed this year are Sogno di una notte di mezza estate, Falstaff e le allegre comari di Windsor, Giulio Cesare (featuring well known actor Giorgio Albertazzi), and Come Vi Piace.