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, including Henry IV, A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Macbeth in the beautiful, open-air Silvano Toti Globe Theatre, a re-creation of the famous Globe. Their season continues through July with Troppu trafficu ppi nenti, which reimagines Much Ado about Nothing from a Sicilian perspective (until the 2nd), Edmund Kean (7-16), and Enrico IV, or Henry IV, from the 21st; in August through September The Mercant of Venice (until the 10th September); in September, Macbeth (September 15-October 1); the season ends in October Much Ado About Nothing (5-15 October).
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 10-28 Euros.
TILL 15 OCTOBER
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese
9.15pm. Monday Closed.
Troppu Trafficu ppi nenti
Until July 2 (9.15pm)
July 7-16 (9.15pm)
July 21-August 6 (9.15pm)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 9-20 (9.15pm)
September 15-October 1 (9pm, Sunday 6pm)
The Merchant of Venice
August 24-September 10 (9pm)
Much Ado About Nothing
October 5-15 (8.45pm, Sunday 6pm)