A corner of England in the green heart of Villa Borghese
Imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, the classic round structure that housed Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Now imagine seeing this timeless production in Italian, in Rome; Villa Borghese to be exact.
This summer you can experience Shakespeare’s famous plays in the beautiful, open-air Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, a re-creation of the famous Globe. Their season begins with Shakespeare and Cervantes in Ghost Writer (21-23 Jun). It continues through July with A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (2 – 14 Jul); William and Elizabeth (5 – 7 Jul, 31 Aug, 1 Sep, 13-15 Sept, 27 & 29 Sept) and The Taming of the Shrew (19 Jul – 4 Aug). August has in store the famous Much Ado about Nothing (7-25 Aug). The season continues through September with Richard III (30 Aug – 15 Sep), Edmund Kean (16,23,30 Jul), and Giulio Cesare (20 Sep – 6 Oct) and ends in October with Romeo & Juliet.
And if that weren’t enough, this year, the Globe Theater season becomes even richer with performances every Monday: Playing Shakespeare and the production William and Elizabeth (directed by Melania Giglio), William’s Stars (directed by Marco Carniti). As well as Afternoons at Globe with the same with Love Sonnets (directed by Melania Giglio).
Built to resemble a classic Elizabethan theatre, the Globe features upper and lower balcony sections that wrap around the stage as well as a standing area that allows audience members to become part of the action. The beautiful venue and amazing summer program provide audiences with a truly authentic experience, and make the Globe the ideal place to spend an evening under the stars enjoying the best of Shakespeare. Shows are performed every night except Mondays, and ticket prices range from 10-30 Euros.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 2 – 14 (9.15pm)
The Taming of the Shrew
July 19 – August 4 (9.15pm)
Much Ado About Nothing
August 7 – 25 (9.15pm)
August 30 – September 15 (8.45pm, Sundays 6pm)
September 16, 23, 30 (9pm)
September 20 – October 6 (8.45pm, Sundays at 6pm)
Romeo & Juliet
October 8 – 11 (8.45pm), October 12 – 13 (6pm)
TILL 13 OCTOBER
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese