Shakespeare’s Globe Invites the World to Join The Complete Walk
Next year is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and Shakespeare’s Globe has announced it’s extraordinary celebration as it invites the world to join The Complete Walk.
On April 23rd and 24th 2016 the banks of the Thames will host to 37 large TV screens, each showing an original 10-minute film pertaining to one of Shakespeare’s plays, filmed on the location that the play is set in.
The screens will span over a 2.5 mile walk between Westminster and Tower Bridge turning the Thames into a huge Shakespeare exhibit and the event is totally free!
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
‘Four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare is a titanic figure, whose work still resonates with people of all ages and backgrounds. That is an incredible feat and one that will be rightly celebrated across the world next year. London has a fantastic range of Shakespearean-inspired events lined up for 2016 and I am delighted to support The Complete Walk. It will give Londoners and visitors to the capital a wonderful opportunity to take in the Bard’s work in the city where some of his greatest stories were conceived.’
Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, said:
‘Shakespeare spent half his life in London, wrote all his plays there, and presented them all beside the Thames…We think it is suitable and fitting that the huge range of his work should be celebrated 400 years after his death in a big free public event, utilising the very latest technology, along a public walkway beside the same dirty old river, so rich with history. The ability to make these films in so many different countries, and to show them in an equal number, will be a further celebration of Shakespeare’s astonishing reach into the world.’