21 Jan '11, 2pm

To celebrate the 2012 Olympic Games in London, productions of Shakespeare will be performed in 38 different languages.

LONDON - PRODUCTIONS of Shakespeare in Maori and Mandarin will form part of a theatre extravaganza in London to celebrate the Olympic Games in 2012. Starting on April 23 next year, Shakespeare's Globe theatre will stage all the Bard's 38 plays, each performed by a different theatre company, in a different language. 'It has long been recognised that Shakespeare, as well as a great playwright, has become an international language,' said Dominic Droomgoole, the Globe's artistic director. Performances will include the 'Taming of the Shrew' in Urdu,'The Tempest' in Arabic, 'Troilus and Cressida' in Maori and a production of 'King Lear' in Aboriginal languages. Other languages likely to be showcased include Turkish, Greek, Lithuanian and the Zimbabwean dialect Shona, as well as a performance of 'Love's Labour's Lost' in sign language. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a faithful re...

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