The Globe Theatre to stage ‘King Lear’
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Globe Theatre first will visit Istanbul and then Adana for the show.State Theaters and the Sabancı International Adana Theater Festival will be hosting the Globe Theatre. The Globe Theatre will be staging King Lear in Adana and in Istanbul.
According to the written statement sent by the festival committee, the Globe Theatre will be coming to Turkey for the first time. The play will be staged on the Hagia Irene stage in Istanbul on April 24 and 25 and in Adana’s Hacı Ömer Culture Center on April 28 and 29.
The play will be staged with the signature of director Bill Buckhurst, who is known for his success directing Shakespeare plays. The play is one of the most famous plays of the Globe Theatre and is full of visual quality. This year the theater festival kicked off on March 27, World Theater Day, for the fifteenth time, featuring “Memories of Water and Fire,” a show staged by Italian ensemble Studio Festi on the Seyhan River and the Stone Bridge. Exclusive to the 15th anniversary of the festival, the first act of the Italian-Turkish-German-French coproduction depicted the cotton fields and orangeries of Çukurova through giant platforms melodiously swaying on the Seyhan.