Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires 2013
The third edition of the Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires, will take place from Friday 8 to Saturday 18 of February, 2013. During those days the public will be able to enjoy various performances and free activities which honor the great William Shakespeare, with the aim of disseminating the author's classics and expand the cultural and tourist offer in the city of Buenos Aires.
Programming includes theatrical productions, workshops and special activities, all free of charge. The Festival will open on Friday 8 at 7 PM, at Teatro Shakespeare (located in Puerto Madero-Costanera Sur), with the stage production "Ser o no ser" (To be or not to be) by the Spanish company El Gato Negro.
The workshops and master classes ("The Classroom") will provide professionals, students or Shakespeare enthusiasts with a space to research and deepen their knowledge of his works. There will be three opportunities to meet Richard Twyman, an experimented Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and National Theatre director: the workshop "Shakespeare Interpretation for actors" at Centro Cultural Recoleta; an open talk at Teatro Shakespeare; and a master class together with Laura Silva and Patricio Orozco.
All the activities and shows of the Festival are free and do not require tickets. Admission to the shows is on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to venue capacity.
All workshops require advance registration through the Festival´s website and are aimed at actors and acting students. The Shakespearean walks and bike rides also require advance registration as the number of participants is limited.
Coinciding with Valentine's Day, a special screening of the film Romeo and Juliet will be presented on Thursday 14 at the amphitheater of Parque Centenario.
Amphitheater Parque Centenario: Av Angel Gallardo and Leopoldo Marechal, entry on Lillo (Caballito)
Centro Cultural Recoleta: Junín 1930 (Recoleta)
Museo del Humor, Av de los Italianos 851 (Puerto Madero)
Shakesperare Theater, Av de los Italianos 751 (Puerto Madero)
For more information, day by day program, and registrations visit Festival Shakespeare Buenos Aires official website