A corner of England in the green heart of Villa Borghese
To commemorate the iconic Roman actor and performer Gigi Proietti, the Globe Theatre has officially changed its name to Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre Silvano Toti in 2021. With a new name and after a long period of closure and lots of hard work to implement the new anti-covid safety procedures, the Globe Theater is back for its 18th edition. If you’ve never been to the famed theater, 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 2021 you can experience Shakespeare’s famous plays in the beautiful, open-air Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre, a re-creation of the famous Globe in London. Their season kicks off on June 30 with Romeo and Juliet, as directed by late Gigi Proietti himself (till July 25). From July 29 till August 8, the famed Twelfth Night (or what you will), revisited by Loredana Scaramella, will be in store, followed by Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Riccardo Cavallo from August 10 to 15.
August continues with Measure For Measure from August 19th and 29th. In September, Venus and Adonis (September 1-5 and 9-12) and Falstaff and The Merry Wives of Windsor (September 17-October 3) and then in October Love’s Labour’s Lost (October 7-10).
Additionally, non-Shakespeare performances will include: Tutta Scena in July, Intestamè directed by Carlo Ragone and Loredana Scaramella, and Giuseppe Zeno in Faust inspired by Christopher Marlowe, written and directed by Stefano Reali with Monica Dugo.
The Globe Theater season will also host “Al Globe con Mamma e Papà”, a series for children that will be held on Saturdays and Sunday mornings at 11am with Riccardino III (a prequel of sorts to Richard III), Something Rotten in the State of Denmark (inspired by Hamlet), and Grandma Lia(r) and Her Three Nieces (loosely inspired by King Lear).
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.
Romeo and Juliet
June 30 – July 25 (Wednesdays-Sundays, 9pm)
July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 (9pm)
Twelfth Night (or what you will)
July 28 – August 8 (Wednesdays-Sundays, 9)
August 2-3, 24-25, September 21 (9pm)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
August 10 – 15 (9pm)
Measure For Measure
August 19 – 29 (Thursdays-Sundays, 9pm)
Venus and Adonis
September 1 – 5, 9 – 12 (weekdays 9pm, weekends 6pm)
Giuseppe Zeno in Faust
September 7-8 (9pm)
Falstaff and The Merry Wives of Windsor
September 17 – October 3 (Wednesdays-Fridays 9pm, weekends 6pm)
Love’s Labour’s Lost
October 7 – 10 (weekdays 9pm, weekends 6pm)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Riccardino III
July 10-11, September 11-12, October 2-3 (11am)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark
July 17-18, August 28-29, September 18-19 (11am)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Grandma Lia(r) and Her Three Nieces
July 24-25, September 4-5, 25-26 (11am)
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese