Let's Go: Shakespeare in Germany
No need to go to London to see the famous Globe Theatre, the replica of the famous open-air Elizabethan playhouse in which William Shakespeare produced many of his plays. Since 1991, Neuss, in northwestern Germany, has had its own Globe reconstruction at the city’s racecourse.
Every summer the theater, which has 500 seats, holds a Shakespearean festival with international performers presenting the Bard’s plays. While many performances are contemporary in setting, the text is the original Shakespearean language.
Several popular plays are scheduled, including “Macbeth,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Hamlet,” “Richard III,” “Troilus and Cressida,” “A Comedy of Errors” and “As You Like it.”
Tickets cost 13 euros to 36 euros, depending on seating.
The Novotel Düsseldorf-Neuss has a package for those who would like to make a night of it. The cost is 64.50 euros per person weekdays and 47 euros on the weekend. The offer includes one night’s accommodation, breakfast buffet and welcoming cocktail. The staff will also help book tickets and arrange shuttle service to the theater.
Find more details at www.shakespeare-festival.de/en.