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2016 Festival of William Shakespeare

A Timeless Immersion in Contemporary Life

In the year 2016, William Shakespeare, the beloved master of theatre, will continue to astound us on his 400 years anniversary. Even though Shakespeare's first productions were enjoyed by audiences more than 400 years ago, his works are still alive with the energy of life. Performed in modern theatre productions and translated for the benefit of theatre audiences all over the world, his works continue to delight. The 2016 Festival of William Shakespeare, co-hosted by International Theatre Institute (ITI), Shanghai Theatre Academy and Chinese Dramatists Society, will commemorate the rich, spiritual contributions offered by Shakespeare by combining the worlds of Chinese Theatre and Foreign Theatre into one festival – thereby reaching and enriching both foreign theatre audiences and Chinese theatre audiences.

The Festival will be held in Shanghai from 11 Sep to 17 Sep 2016. The 7 day festival will include a combined program of more than ten pieces from both masters, produced by international and local professional performance groups or by Theatre University groups from all over the world. During the festival, all delegates are respectfully invited to a conference on the theme of Shakespeare and Contemporary China.

We sincerely invite local and international theatre productions to make a preliminary application to the Festival Committee giving details of your production. Please send
application to the mailbox below:
Contact: micgirl@126.com
Before April 30th 2016
Should you have any question, please contact :
Shirley Zou Tel: 86-21-62488896

Application form