Cut and pasted from an email from the RSC:
The World's Playwright
Running from April - November 2012, the World Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of Shakespeare as the world's playwright, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in an unprecedented collaboration with leading UK and international arts organisations and with Globe to Globe, a major international programme produced by Shakespeare's Globe.
The Festival features major new productions, groundbreaking international collaborations and radical interpretations of Shakespeare's work by some of the world's leading theatre companies, alongside a range of exhibitions, events and interactive online projects.
Productions and events will take place across the UK, in locations including Stratford-upon-Avon, London, Newcastle/Gateshead, Wales and Scotland, as well as online.
The Festival is an unprecedented collaboration involving theatres, companies and cultural organisations from across the world, including:
Almeida Theatre | Anglo Mexican Foundation | Artistes, Producteurs, Associés | Barbican | Barcelona Internacional Teatre | BBC | Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company | Brighton Festival | British Council | British Museum | Chekhov International Theatre Festival | Companhia BufoMecânica | Compañia Nacional de Teatro | Contact, Manchester | Dmitry Krymov's Laboratory | dreamthinkspeak | Edinburgh International Festival | Hall for Cornwall | House of Fairy Tales | Iraqi Theatre Company | London International Festival of Theatre | Lyric Theatre, Belfast | National Student Drama Festival | National Theatre | National Theatre of Scotland | National Theatre Wales | National Youth Theatre | New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich | Newcastle University | Ninagawa Company | Northern Sinfonia | Northern Stage | The Nuffield, Southampton | Oily Cart | Pilot, Questors Theatre | Riverside Studios | Roundhouse | Royal Shakespeare Company | Sage Gateshead | School of Dramatic Art Theatre | Shakespeare Birthplace Trust | Shakespeare's Globe | Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center | Sherman Cymru, Cardiff | Squidsoup | Stratford Circus | Tate Modern | Teatr Warszawa | Theatre Royal Newcastle | Voluntary Arts Network | The Wooster Group
For more information explore the website: