World Shakespeare Festival in Pictures

As the summer-spanning Shakespeare extravaganza that is the World Shakespeare Festival comes to an end in the UK we’ve flicked through the NoSweatShakespeare facebook page to pull together a selection of our favourite moments from the festival. With over 70 productions and exhibitions, 50 theatre companies and thousands of international artists there was certainly plenty of choice, but the ten images below showcase the breadth and imagination of Shakespeare productions around the world.

Play 1 of 37 at the World Shakespeare Festival: New Zealand's Ngakau Toa theatre company perform the first ever 'haka' at London's Globe theatre.


A classic kiss - Miranda & Ferdinand in the RSC's World Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest.


The Taming of The Shrew from Pakistani Theatre Wallay - KASHF. Rich colour and energy with live singers and musicians makes for an uplifting version of the first romcom!


A visually stunning Brazilian interpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard III for World Shakespeare Festival


A rolly-polly Falstaff spearheads a visually intoxicating Merry Wives of Windsor, performed in Swahili and brought to the Globe from Nairobi, Kenya, by the Bitter Pill company.


Yohangza Theatre Company represent South Korea in the World Shakespeare Festival's latest show - would you have guessed it's A MIdsummer Night's Dream?


Shakespeare in Hindi? The Company Theatre offer just that in their performance of Twelfth Night at the World Shakespeare Festival...


Gujurat Arpana theatre group mix live music, dance and acting in their first UK production at the World Shakespeare Festival - All's Welll That Ends Well


The South Sudanese Theatre Company - from the world's newest country - perform Shakespeare's Cymbeline, a play about Italian and Celts in Arabic.


The Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theatre of Armenia offer their take on King John on their first visit to the UK.



That’s your lot folks! Which was your favourite production from the World Shakespeare Festival?