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Shakespeare Benefit for Fringe San Miguel Performing Arts Festival

By Kathleen B. Lowenstein

Elizabeth Theatre

This year, the world celebrates 450 years since William Shakespeare’s birth.  All over the globe, festivals, theater companies, and educational institutions have hosted special events in honor of the Bard.

“Shakespeare’s World: Spies, Poets and a War Against Terror”
Tue, Oct 14, 10:30am-4pm
Centro Cultural El Nigromante
Hernández Macías 75
“Christopher Marlowe and Elizabethan Espionage”
Lunch break
“William Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Entertainment Industry”
Suggested donation: 250 pesos

The Cervantino International Festival in Guanajuato has programmed a series of events for Shakespeare 450, including presentations by internationally acclaimed British lecturer, director, and producer Giles Ramsay. The Anglo Mexican Foundation has generously sponsored  Ramsay’s visit to San Miguel de Allende to provide a one-day short course, “Shakespeare’s World: Spies, Poets and a War Against Terror,” as a benefit for Fringe San Miguel Performing Arts Festival.

Giles Ramsay is course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and a Fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University. He regularly lectures on the Queen Mary 2 as it sails from New York to the UK. Giles combines academic analysis with hands-on experience to bring a unique insight to the world of the theater. Since 2004 he has worked with The Anglo-Mexican Foundation as a producer of MexArt, which showcases the best theater and dance from Mexico.

The inaugural Fringe San Miguel Performing Arts Festival was held in October 2013 and brought over 80 Mexican and international artists to the city for 28 shows in 12 different venues. Fringe San Miguel is committed to showcasing bold artistic talent, celebrating diversity and creativity, and inspiring a thrilling connection between performer and audience. The second Fringe San Miguel will be held February 20-28, 2015.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 14 at the Miguel Malo auditorium in Bellas Artes for this special event and support Latin America’s only bilingual fringe festival!

Reply: or (415) 152 3435 or El Centro de las Artes Contemporáneas de San Miguel office (Hernández Macías 75, second floor) between 10am-2pm.


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