Cut and pasted from an email from Shakespeare's Globe:
Globe to Globe, opened to rave reviews. Preceeding the fabulously life-affirming Venus and Adonis by Isango Esemble was our free open day Sonnet Sunday. Our biggest ever open day attracted 6,500 visitors to hear sonnets read in over 30 different languages.
Isango Ensemble from Capetown set the tone for what has so far been an incredible journey through phenomenal theatre from around the world.
Ngakau Toa thrilled audiences with a Maori Troilus and Cressida, including a Haka, which, in true Globe style was repeated by the audience in the yard.
Vaktangov Theatre from Russia and Bitter Pill & The Theatre Company from Kenya mined the depths of human emotion making us reflect and laugh in equal parts with Measure for Measure and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
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Globe to Globe is part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
I am going to get my first experience of Globe to Globe today and tomorrow (Pericles and Twelfth Night) so bring it on!
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