Shakespeare Garden from 16.06. to 02.07.21

Shakespeare Garden from 16.06. to 02.07.21
Globe und Führring, Foto Julian Franz

March 19, 2021

Outdoor performances in the Führring (parade ring) at the Globe Neuss

This year Shakespeare at the Globe will take place out of doors: a total of 21 events will be on offer between 16 June and 2 July in the Shakespeare Garden. Nine troupes of travelling players from Austria, England, Turkey and of course Germany are expected, plus the irreplaceable Patrick Spottiswoode with his lectures on the Globe, and the Belgian jazz singer and pianist Caroll Vanwelden with her band, who will electrify audiences once again with her fascinating take on the sonnets. And for the youngest Shakespeare fans there will be children’s performances with plenty of music.

The merry-go-round begins on Wednesday 16 June with a confection from the Rheinisches Landestheater: in Shakespeare’s Love but Marriage the director and actor Tom Gerber cleverly blends various motifs from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Taming of the Shrew into a turbulent combi-comedy.

On 18 June the New Globe Theater Potsdam brings The Life of Edward II of England, Brecht’s version of Marlowe’s exciting drama Edward II, to the open-air theatre at the Neuss Globe, followed immediately by the Globe Ensemble Berlin unleashing the forces of nature in The Tempest. This late romance about the visionary sorcerer Prospero focuses on globalisation, the conflicts between civilisation and nature, and between oppressive powers and legitimate authorities (19/20 June).

On 24 and 25 June the Theaterachse Salzburg comes to Neuss with Much Ado about Nothing: there are witty battles of words between pairs of young lovers who are partly unaware of their mutual attraction, and an unpleasant intrigue, but all comes to a happy ending, so that an ovation is guaranteed. The bremer shakespeare company can be seen in two productions: the poetic and touching new production of The Winter’s Tale (26.06) and the highly topical Coriolanus, to be performed bilingually in collaboration with the Tiyatro BeReZe from Istanbul (28/29.06).

On Sunday 27 June the Neuss-born actor Norbert Kentrup, originator of the “splendid idea” of bringing the Globe to Neuss thirty years ago, will read aloud from his autobiography Der süße Geschmack von Freiheit (The sweet taste of freedom).

The Shakespeare Garden celebrations come to an end with two very comical performances: Macbeth from the Ladys of the HandleBards (30.06/01.07) and a sparkling spoof chivalric romance by Shakespeare’s contemporaries Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625): The Knight of the Burning Pestle has been “rediscovered” by Theater Poetenpack Potsdam (02.07).

These events will take place out of doors with all anti-Covid precautions taken. Further updated information on this matter can be found nearer the time on our website www.shakespeare-garden.de.

Advance ticket sales start at the beginning of June at all the usual ticket agencies or via the ticket hotline at 02131 526 99 99 9.
Further information can be found at www.shakespeare-garden.de.

Calendar 2021

16. and 17. Juni 2021, 20 h
SHAKESPEARE‘S LOVE BUT MARRIAGE
by Tom Gerber based on motifs
by William Shakespeare
Rheinisches Landestheater Neuss

18. Juni 2021, 20 h
LEBEN EDUARDS DES ZWEITEN VON ENGLAND
by Bertolt Brecht after Christopher Marlowe
Neues Globe Theater, Potsdam

19. Juni, 20 h and 20. Juni 2021, 18 h
DER STURM
Globe Berlin Theater

21. and 22. Juni 2021, 20 h
SINGING SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS
– THE BEST OF
Caroll Vanwelden & Combo

23. Juni 2021, 20 h
SHAKESPEARE AND THE GLOBE
Lecture Patrick Spottiswoode

24. and 25. Juni 2021, 20 h
VIEL LÄRM UM NICHTS
die theaterachse, Salzburg

25. Juni 2021, in the morning
VIEL LÄRM UM NICHTS oder
NUR VIEL TAMTAM
A version for young audiences based on William Shakespeare
die theaterachse, Salzburg

26. Juni 2021, 20 h
DAS WINTERMÄRCHEN
bremer shakespeare company

27. Juni 2021, 18 h
DER SÜßE GESCHMACK VON FREIHEIT
Norbert Kentrup reads from his autobiography

28. and 29. Juni 2021, 20 h
CORIOLANUS
A German-Turkish co-production of the Tiyatro BeReZe, Istanbul
and bremer shakespeare company

30. Juni and 1. Juli 2021, 15 and 20 h
MACBETH
The HandleBards, London

2. Juli 2021, 20 h
DER RITTER DER FLAMMENDEN MÖRSERKEULE
by Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher in a version from Stefan Ebeling
Theater Poetenpack, Potsdam

Further information: www.shakespeare-garden.de