In this week’s magazine Time Out celebrates the World Shakespeare Festival (April-June 9) which sees all 37 of the Bard’s plays performed in 37 languages at the Globe theatre in London. As well as exploring the modern day impact of the sixteenth-century man from the Midlands, we meet some of the foreign companies who, almost 450 years after his birth are bringing Shakespeare back home. Speaking of Shakespeare’s stomping ground, there’s also an illustrated guide to the politics, paranoia and everyday violence of 1600 London – a Bard crawl, if you will, from Southwark to Shoreditch. Plus Boris Johnson tells us why he wants four more years at the capital’s helm and we’ve got blooming brilliant ideas to transform your garden.
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