A two-day celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday is to be held at Westminster Abbey April 21-22. Called All Places That the Eye of Heaven Visits, Oscar and Tony winner Mark Rylance will join a company of 25 actors, as Shakespeare’s plays, poetry, and songs are brought to life in 50 fleeting and intimate encounters throughout the Abbey.
Audience members will have the opportunity to encounter historic figures such as Richard II and Henry V as Shakespeare’s iconic words are heard from beside their tombs.
Shakespeare’s birthday weekend will also include the 25th anniversary of Shakespeare’s Globe, where Rylance was the first artistic director. Sonnet Walks: Sweet Love Remember’d, a walk through Shakespeare’s London that Rylance conceived and is brought alive by actors, will take place April 22-23, tracing routes through Westminster and the city and finishing at the Globe.
For further details, visit shakespearesglobe.com.