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World Shakespeare Festival
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The World Shakespeare Festival (WSF) 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.
It runs from 23 April to November 2012 and forms part of London 2012 Festival, which is the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, bringing leading artists from all over the world together in a UK-wide festival in the summer of 2012. Thousands of artists and over 50 arts organisations have come together to take part in the Festival, a collaboration of extraordinary scale and ambition and events will be taking place at venues across NewcastleGateshead. Events taking place in NewcastleGateshead include: The Rest is Silence Northern Stage 26 - 30 June In a Pickle Northern Stage 27 - 30 June West Side Story The Sage Gateshead 4 - 7 July Macbeth: Leila and Ben - A Bloody History Northern Stage 12 - 14 July Julius Caesar Theatre Royal 19 - 28 July