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Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires 2012

The second edition of the Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will take place from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 of February, 2012. During those nine days the public will be able to enjoy various performances and free activities which honor the great William Shakespeare. 

Programming includes shows (theater, music, dance, puppetry, opera), workshops taught by international and local guests, and participative activities such as the Medieval Village. In addition, figures from the local scene and international artists and groups such as Filarmonica Clowns from Italy, Daniel Kelly, Penny Cherns and Stanley Gontarski wiill exchange experiences, knowledge and present their shows and works with the aim of disseminating the author's classics and expand the cultural and tourist offer in the city of Buenos Aires . 

The Festival is free, but for some shows, because of the capacity of the venue, tickets must be picked up in advance at the Casa de la Cultura, Avenida de Mayo 575, starting Wednesday, November 8. The master class by experts Penny Cherns, Stanley Gontarski, Laura Silva, Sergio Amigo and Carlos Rivas, to be held on Tuesday 14th at 7pm in the Auditorium The Aleph at Recoleta Cultural Center and the rest of the activities don’t require tickets. In each case, entrance is subject to the capacity of each room, in order of arrival.

At The Medieval Village, that will be set at Buenos Aires Polo Circo, the public can time travel into the past and participate in activities typical of the era, such as: calligraphy workshops, fashion design, bow and arrow shooting, fencing, cooking, music and dance renaissance. 

Coinciding with Valentine's Day, a special screening of the film Shakespeare in Love will be presented on Tuesday 14 at the amphitheater of Parque Centenario. 

Venues: 
Amphitheater Parque Centenario: Av Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, entry on Lillo (Caballito)
Buenos Aires Polo Circo: Avenue Juan de Garay and Combate de los Pozos (Parque Patricios)
Centro Cultural Recoleta: Junín 1930 (Recoleta) 
Hispanic-American Art Museum Isaac Fernández Blanco: Suipacha 1422 (Retiro) 
Direccion General de Museos (Ex Munich) Av de los Italianos 851 (Puerto Madero) 
IMPA. La Fabrica Cultural Center: Querandíes 4290, between Pringles and Palestina (Almagro)
Culture Club Belisario: Av Corrientes 1624 (San Nicolas) 
Cafe Rivas: Estados Unidos 302, corner Balcarce (San Telmo) 

For more information, visit Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires official website

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