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Arts Around The World: August 27-September 2, 2018

Arts Around The World
By Claire Hammond

Can you believe that it’s almost September?  Don’t miss the last week of the summer theatre, live events, festivals, and arts around the world this week! 

August 27-September 2, 2018

The Tampa Bay Theatre Festival, Florida August 31st – Sept 2nd

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During this 3-day festival, RL Stage Inc.’s focus is to create opportunities for aspiring and seasoned actors to develop and showcase their craft. They also take pride in providing the Tampa Bay community with quality entertainment presented by local playwrights and performers. The TBTF consists of educational workshops, shows, networking and social events, and competitions.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival through October 29, 2018

Seeing some of Shakespeare’s most overtly political plays in the context of 2017 American politics, and reaffirming just how timely these works are, will be a significant aspect of this summer season nationwide. Ashland productions of Julius Caesar and both parts of Henry IVprovide a case in point, though it will also do The Merry Wives of Windsor for some needed comedy. The festival is also staging Shakespeare in LoveOff the Rails — an adaptation of Measure for Measure set in the late-19th-century American West and several non-Shakespearean works.

Helsinki Festival through September 2nd

Finland’s largest arts festival will once again provide a diverse program of events throughout the city, with experiences ranging from classical to world music and pop, from drama to contemporary dance, and from visual art to film and children’s events. Lose yourself in the Night of the Arts or get carried away with the fringe program. This is a festival that brings the arts to everyone!

King Lear, London, UK through November 3rd

Following its sold-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Jonathan Munby’s explosive revival of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy moves to the West End with a celebrated cast led by Ian McKellen as the embittered monarch in a fractured kingdom. With its intimate staging, this contemporary, dystopian production places audiences at the centre of the storm as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

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