Shakespeare in and beyond the Ghetto: staging Europe across cultures was chosen by the European Commission in the 2016 call for proposals as one of the Creative Europe Culture Cooperation Projects. In addition to Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the international partners supporting the European project are University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London (United Kingdom)), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (Germany) and the Teatrul Municipal Tony Bulandra Targoviste (Romania).
The project was launched with the incredible success of the second Shakespeare in Venice Summer School – The Shylock Project (Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 18 - 29 July 2016) and the production of The Merchant in Venice by the Compagnia de’ Colombari (Campo del Ghetto Novo, 26 July – 1 August 2016). Global Shakespeare is delighted to announce three upcoming events that represent Warwick and QMUL's participation in the project:
- Hard Words for Children: Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, and Translation (10 - 11 February 2017, University of Warwick)
- Multilingual/Multicultural Merchants Symposium (Queen Mary University of London, date TBC)
- The Puppet Ghetto Creative Workshops (Queen Mary University of London,date TBC)