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A HARPER’S BAZAAR PROMOTION The Old Vic Auditorium The Willow Globe. The Willow The Minack Theatre, Cornwall, England Globe in Llanwrthwl, Wales - a scaled-down, organic version of London’s Shakespeare’s Globe made out of carefully woven willow that creates a lush, green theatre space in the summer months – is an ideal place to catch a Shakespeare play. Performances take place from April to September and are produced by artistic directors Susanna Best and Philip Bowen, whose extensive professional experience includes years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House and the Old Vic. The Minack Theatre. Carved into a Royal Opera House The Medieval Castle. What better background for a dramatic Shakespeare performance than a gothic-looking medieval castle? The Collector Earl’s Garden at Arundel Castle in West Sussex, two hours’ drive south of London, is a natural surrounding as Shakespeare intended for his plays. Performed in beautiful Elizabethan costumes by a cast of Britain’s finest professional Shakespearean actors, the shows includes live music, hilarious comedy and tragedy. THE PLAY BEYOND THE STAGE Men in period costume prepare for battle during Medieval Day at Rochester Castle, England clifftop above Porthcurno Bay in Cornwall, the Minack Theatre’s dramatic location has drawn visitors for generations. With the Atlantic Sea lapping at the shore below you and the horizon stretching out in front, this is a truly unique location to enjoy a Shakespeare play. The Royal Exchange Theater, Manchester To plan a memorable trip to Britain visit www.visitbritain.com for details about where to stay, how to reach and other practical information. 111