Chiten brings Coriolanus to The Globe

As part of the World Shakespeare Festival and London 2012 Festival, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London is holding a festival entitled Globe to Globe. The festival began on 21 April and will run until 6 June.

Describing the Globe to Globe programme, Director Tom Bird said:

"For the first time 37 international theatre companies will present all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in just six weeks and in 37 different languages. We are throwing open the doors of the Globe to the world for this exciting multilingual celebration of Shakespeare. Over six hundred actors from the four corners of the world will perform Shakespeare in the architecture he wrote for.

The universal appeal of Shakespeare is evident in classrooms, theatres and cultures across the world. His stories and characters are identifiable to all of us from the lovers to the soldiers to the clowns. Shakespeare is the language that brings us all together and through his plays we celebrate the similarities and differences of us all."

The Japanese language contribution to the Globe to Globe festival is a production of Coriolanus presented by Chiten from Kyoto.

This renowned company works under the direction of one of Japan's most imaginative artists, Motoi Miura, and is known for its minimalist and avant-garde vision. Artistic Director Miura studied under Yukio Ninagawa at Toho College of Music and Drama and has become known in Japan as a pioneer in the promotion of new international writers.

Coriolanus will be performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Japanese on Monday 21 May and Tuesday 22 May. Both performances start at 7:30pm.

For more details, visit the Globe website here.