Shakespeare's Plays To Be Staged in 37 Languages

CNN is reporting on The Globe’s intention to stage 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays.

Over six weeks next spring, London’s Globe Theater will present all 37 of the Bard’s plays in 37 languages, performed by companies from as many countries.

Theater groups from the newly independent nation of South Sudan and conflict-torn Afghanistan, as well as the Balkans, China, New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, France, Russia and Belarus will be among those taking part.

One play, Love’s Labour’s Lost, will be performed entirely in British Sign Language (BSL), used by the deaf community, while the Q Brothers from Chicago will stage Othello in hip hop.

Check out the full article here. What do you think, LitStackers? Would you be interested in seeing the Bard’s plays get contemporary treatments? We want to hear from you.

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