Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2012
Jun 06, 2012
The Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival, running from 6th to 16th June, is set to be the biggest Shakespeare Festival ever to take place in Ireland. Some 500 performers will take part in over 50 outdoor performances of Shakespeare’s work.
Dedicated to bringing a fresh approach to the greatest dramatist of the English language, the Festival brings performers out onto the streets of Dublin during the eleven days of the Festival. Dublin city and Trinity College will be transformed into ‘living’ spaces in which Shakespeare’s work will be presented and celebrated.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Andrew Montague with members of DU Players at the launch of the Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival 2012
Now in its fourth year, the Festival’s main aims are to bring Shakespeare’s texts off the page and out of classrooms and relocate them into accessible outdoor spaces, and to bring his works to audiences that might not usually have the opportunity to experience them first hand.
Footsbarn Travelling Theatre are the headline performers of the Festival with their production, Indian Tempest, an international adaptation. Previous productions have been described as ‘joyously eccentric, wondrously witty and indissolubly Shakespearean’. This will take place in the Festival’s 700 seat outdoor theatre in the Front Square of Trinity College.
For more information on the Trinity College Dublin Shakespeare Festival including the programme of outdoor performances, free light entertainment events, the Shakespeare Summer Institute and civic engagement initiatives, please visit http://www.dublinshakespeare.com/
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