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Shakespeare Goes Global for 2012 London Olympics

World Shakespeare Festival logoAs part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympics, an amazing festival of 37 Shakespeare plays in 37 languages kicked off this week on Shakespeare's birthday, Monday 23rd April. Performances will take place not only at The Globe, but at venues all over Britain.

As the biggest Shakespeare festival ever, this is a landmark event that every schoolchild should know about! Although most children won't have the opportunity to enjoy a festival play at first hand, there are plenty of other ways of making Shakespeare accessible to even the youngest child. Here are links to some of our favourite children's editions of Shakespeare:

Real Reads' Collection of William Shakespeare Titles

The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories

Mr William Shakespeare's Plays

10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever

Tags: Shakespeare | London Olympics 2012 | books | children

This entry was posted on 25 April 2012 at 10:27. You can leave a response here.

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1 response to “Shakespeare Goes Global for 2012 London Olympics”

John Hort says:

03 May 2012 at 16:21

A 'Rip-Roaring'success was how a production of 'Twelfth Night' in modern English was described. It was performed by 7 - 11 year olds at St James Prep School in Lincolnshire. You can see the full review on their website. And you can find information about our series of Shakespeare's plays in modern English at our website www.startingshakespeare.co.uk Shakespeare made really accessible!

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