World Shakespeare Festival

The World Shakespeare Festival was a programme of events about William Shakespeare and his work. They took place mostly in London and Stratford-upon-Avon as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad which accompanied the Olympic Games. It was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and sponsored by the Arts Council, BP and Lottery with about 60 participating organisations including the BBC, British Museum, National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ World Shakespeare Festival tickets go on public sale, BBC, 10 October 2011
  2. ^ Neil MacGregor (29 Nov 2011), "The World Shakespeare Festival", The Daily Telegraph
  3. ^ Paul Prescott (2013), "The World Shakespeare Festival 2012", Reviewing Shakespeare: Journalism and Performance from the Eighteenth Century to the Present, Cambridge University Press, pp. 177–182, ISBN 9781107470255
  4. ^ Paul Edmondson; Paul Prescott; Erin Sullivan (2015), A Year of Shakespeare: Re-living the World Shakespeare Festival, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 9781474246279

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