A corner of England in the green heart of Villa Borghese
To commemorate the iconic Roman actor and performer Gigi Proietti, the Globe Theatre officially changed its name to Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre Silvano Toti in 2021. With a new name and after a long period of closure, the Globe Theater is back for its 19th edition. If you’ve never been to the famed theater, imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, and the same 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 2022 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 10 with Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Danilo Capezzani (till June 19). From June 24 till July 10, Falstaff and the merry wives of Windsor, revisited by Marco Carniti, will be in store, followed by The Comedy of errors (July 15-31), directed by Loredana Scaramella. In August Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Riccardo Cavallo, will be displayed from August 3 to 14, followed by Il racconto d’Inverno, directed by Valentino Villa (August 19-28).
In September, Macbeth (September 2-25) and Othello (September 28-October 9) and then, in October, The Tempest (in two versions, 13-14 and 15-16).
The Globe Theater season will also host “Al Globe con Mamma e Papà”, a series for children with Riccardino III (a prequel of sorts to Richard III), Johnny Fatstaff and the evil cheerleaders of Windsor, Catarina dei pupazzi and Good afternoon, Mr. Scrollalanza!
Built to resemble a classic Elizabethan theatre, the Globe features upper and lower balcony sections that wrap around the stage featuring 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.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
June 10 – 19 (Wednesday – Sunday, 9pm)
Falstaff and the merry wives of Windsor
June 24 – July 10 (Wednesday – Sunday, 9pm)
La commedia degli errori
July 15 – 31 (Wednesday – Sunday, 9pm)
Midsummer night dream
August 3 – 14 (Wednesday – Sunday, 9pm)
September 2 – 25 (Wednesday – Friday, 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 6pm)
September 28 Settembre – October 9 (Wednesday -Friday, 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 6pm)
October 13- 14 9pm – October 15 e 16 Ottobre 6pm
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Riccardino III
June 11-12-18-19, July 16-17 (11am)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Johnny Fatstaff and the evil cheerleaders of Windsor
June 25-26, July 2-3-9-10, September 3-4-17-18 (11am)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Catarina dei pupazzi
July 23-24, August 27-28, September 10-11-24-25 (11am)
Al Globe con Mamma e Papà: Good afternoon, Mr. Scrollalanza!
October 1-2-8-9 (11am)
TILL 16 OCTOBER
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese
Are these performances in English or Italian? I am an American visiting Rome, and was wondering how fluent I’d have to be to enjoy these performances. Thanks!
Hi Regina, the shows are all in Italian.
The website says the Comedy of Errors is presented in English. Which I do hope. Cos I don’t speak Italian. I asked a friend to translate the website.
Hi, are all the performances still in Italian? For example, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night? Thank you!
Yes performances are in Italian