Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival, 2012

The Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival ’12 is back, and is now in its ninth year! This year the theme celebrates one of the greatest playwrights of all time: William Shakespeare. So, gear up for two weeks of non-stop theatre starting from Oct 27 to Nov 11 ’12, and come revel in the magic of the Bard of Avon!

Our inspiration this year has been UK’s recently-concluded Globe to Globe Festival. In store at the Festival are productions from different corners of the world, plus two from India. From Mumbai, there are Atul Kumar’s "Twelfth Night" and Sunil Shanbag’s "All’s Well That Ends Well". And from overseas the plays include Dhaka Theatre’s "The Tempest" from Bangladesh; and Marjanishvili’s "As You Like It" from Georgia. All of these plays have just finished performing at the Globe to Globe Festival, and have left audiences wonderstruck.

Alongside the main shows, Ranga Shankara also has many more delights lined up to hail the Bard! For starters, the Opening Ceremony in our foyer will usher in the Festival with a spectacular theatrical ensemble that will feature renowned theatre personalities. The days to follow will see a sonnet recitation evening, screenings of two films based on his work, our signature arts appreciation course, solo performances by renowned theatre personalities, a poster-design competition, Shakespeare readings in the parks, and lots more.

So get caught in Shakespeare’s magic, book your tickets now, and be a part of the theatre fever that is about to
grip Bangalore city!

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