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 Much Ado about Nothing (till 15 July) and follows with Otello (20-5 Aug). It continues through August with A Mid Summer Night’s Dream (8 – 26 Aug); in September, The Taming of the Shrew (31 Aug – 16 Sep) and The Tempest (21 Sep – 7 Oct). The season ends in October with The Merchant from Venice (10-14 Oct).
And if that weren’t enough, this year, the Globe Theater season becomes even richer with performances every Monday: from love Sonnets (directed by Melania Giglio), Playing Shakespeare (directed by Loredana Scaramella) and the new production William and Elizabeth (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.
Much Ado About Nothing
June 27 – July 15 (9.15pm)
July 20 – August 5 (9.15pm)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 8 – 26 (9.15pm)
The Taming of the Shrew
August 31 – September 16 (9pm)
September 21 – October 7 (9pm, Sunday 6pm)
The Merchant of Venice
October 10 – 14 (8.45pm, Sunday 6pm)
TILL 14 OCTOBER
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese