He is one of the greatest writers the in the world, and he has written some of the world’s best plays, sonnets, and narrative poems. Up to this day, no one has paralleled the writing talent that he has exhibited.

Every single person to ever enter a school will know who William Shakespeare is. Not only is his work are always set for required reading, students were even asked to painstakingly memorize his profound words, which are sometimes very difficult to read. Many high school kids may not have immediately appreciated him, but his influence definitely grows as readers get older.

This year, festivals celebrating the work of the great literary master will be featured in many countries—two of them to be celebrated in Germany and the United States. This is the best time for you to experience Shakespeare’s work again.

In the United States, The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival will happen throughout Northeast Ohio. Othello, a classic tragedy about betrayal and love, will be shown on June 17th and 18th. This play will be directed by Celeste Cosentino. Love’s Labour’s Lost, one of Shakespears’s earlier comedies, will be shown on June 24th and 25th, and will be directed by Aaron D. Elersich. These shows will be continued in repertory on the weekends in outdoor locations, so those who will watch will experience how they did it in Shakespeare’s time. Outdoor supplies such as blankets and chairs are encouraged, so the audience members will have a cozy and relaxing time while watching.

While you’re in Cleveland, you could explore the city by exploring the classic design of the Cleveland Lake View Cemetery, the finest architecture of the Cleveland Arcade. If you still have space for the Shakespearean spirit, you can read at the millions of books of the Cleveland Public Library.

The event in Germany, on the other hand, will also be as exciting. To be held in Neuss Globe in Germany, this is a big festival to show a variety of plays—there will be shows that will surely make everyone learn and enjoy Shakespeare’s literary genius. The following events are just some of the many activities that await the audience: on June 17 and 18, Comedie des Erreurs (Comedy of Errors) will be presented by Dan Jemmet. June 19-21 will give way to the Was Ihr Wollt (Twelfth Night), which will be directed by Carl-Hermann Risse. On June 22, a lecture by Patrick Spottiswoode will definitely be an event to learn more things about Shakespeare’s work and European Theatre’s history. One June 23-24, staging of the Viel Larm un Nicths (Much Ado About Nothing) will be directed by Katka Schroth. “Ask You Like It” will happen on June 25 and 26, and will be directed by James Darce. Hamlet, which will be directed by Dominic Dromgoole, will happen in June 27 to 29.

While in Neuss, you may want to visit their majestic Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten der Stadt Neuss). You can also visit the great halls of the Museum Insel Hombroich or the Clemens-Sels-Museum.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.