Shakespeare Day 2015

Literature - Poetry - Theatre - Fine arts - Music

21 april 2015 16:30 - 22:00

Location: Díszterem, Kávézó

Uránia National Film Theatre joins Pannonia Entertainment Ltd., and The Hungarian Shakespeare Committee in celebrating the Bard of Avon and his work on the 451st anniversary of his birth, and the feat that Royal Shakespeare Company plays can already be seen in Hungary on the big screen. We also celebrate the Patron Saint of England as the event is hold only 2 days before St. George's Day.

Co-operating partners: British Council Hungary, British Chamber of Commerce in Hungary, IATEFL-HUNGARY

Recommended video: shortfilm about the last year's Shakespeare Day (23.04.2014.)


16:30 Poster Exhibition Opening Ceremony
On the occasion of the anniversary, a temporary poster exhibition is going to be open to the public between 21 and 28 April in Uránia, highlighting he contemporary poster designers' view on Shakespeare's oeuvre. The opening ceremony will be held by Hédi Szepes, art historian.

Uránia Café, Open event

17:00—21:00 Book fair
The following books are going to be available for purchase at discount prices:
Adrienne Darvay-Nagy: Brief Chronicles of The Time – Hamlet at The Turn of The Millennium (Hungarian edition)
Adrienne Darvay-Nagy: Who Is There? ‒ Hamlet in The Age of Claudiuses (edition in Hungarian)
Adrienne Darvay-Nagy: For The Law of Writ and The Liberty ‒ András Demeter On The (Rail)Road (edition in Hungarian)
Robert Nye: The late Mr. Shakespeare (Hungarian edition)
Bill Bryson: Shakespeare. The World as Stage (Hungarian edition)
William Shakespeare: Sonnets (English-Hungarian edition)
Charles and Mary Lamb: Tales from Shakespeare (Hungarian audio book, read by Anna Györgyi)

Uránia Café, Open event

17:00—17:20 Book presentation ‒ A Hamletoman Trilogy
Adrienne DARVAY-NAGY (Adrienne Gyopar Nagy) is a freelance theatre expert, historian, essayist, “Hamletologist” who is going to introduce her 4 volumes concerning Hamlet. Her special research fields are Shakespeare, especially "Hamlet" on stage, comparative theatrology, researching the interaction of different theatre traditions in Europe, intercultural exchange and diversity on the stages of the world, Romanian theatre, theatre on TV. Her studies and articles have appeared in numerous journals, periodicals and books in Hungary and also abroad (Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, UK etc.) She has written 15 books. Her Brief Chronicles of The Time – Hamlet at the Turn of The Millennium, published in 2006 in Hungarian, received a grant in 2002 from the Society For Theatre Research in London.

Uránia Café, Open event

17:30—18:45 Shakespeare was born 451 years ago - Commemoration
Hosted by Ádám Nádasdy, linguist, poet, one of the most acclaimed contemporary literary translator of Shakespeare, professor of English at ELTE, the Chief of the Board of the Hungarian Shakespeare's Committee

- The translator's reading of the Merchant of Venice, held by Imre Szabó Stein
writer, translator, Director of Communications and Media contents development at Liszt Academy

- Variations on a folk song, a well known melody at that time, by Jacob van Eyck, Dutch contemporary composer of Shakespeare (cca. 1590—26. 03. 1657) performed by László Tóth, singer of the Hungarian National Philharmonic Choir

- Declamations of Hungarian poems by Anna Nagy, actress  Dsida Jenő - Templomablak and Mihály Babits - Pictor ignotus című

- Kata Huszárik actress sings the final song of Love's Labour Lost

- Literary speech, held by Zsolt Almási, secretary general of The Hungarian Shakespeare Committee - Tribute to the playwright who was born 451 years ago

Banquet hall, Open event

Participation fee

Participation at the open events is free of charge, but places are limited therefore registration is needed to participate the event, by filling in the form below.

Registration form

Registration to past events is not possible

The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of the world’s most recognised theatre companies. It is based in Shakespeare’s hometown of Straford‐upon‐Avon, where there has been a theatre dedicated to the Bard’s work for 100 years. Today the company has more than one million visitors a year, and we at Pannonia Entertainment are thrilled to bring you recorded performances from the stage of the RSC so giving the opportunity to hundreds of people to watch theatrical performances in their local cinema, in cooperation with Pannonia Entertainment, Central-European distributor of the RSC's cinema broadcasts.

Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.

Shakespeare's comic romance plays out amidst the brittle high spirits of a post-war house party, as youthful passions run riot, lovers are deceived and happiness is threatened – before peace ultimately wins out.

Christopher Luscombe directs the second of Shakespeare's matching pair of comedies that rejoice in our capacity to find love in the most unlikely places. Better known as Much Ado About Nothing, the play is performed under the title Love's Labour's Won, a name possibly attributed to it during Shakespeare's lifetime.

Ticket information

Ticket price: 3600 HUF

Tickets are available at the Cassa of the Urania National Filmtheater (open every day 11:00-20:30, Credit Cards are accepted) and in the Ticket Sale System of Jegymester (available in English too)

Director: Christopher Luscombe

Cast: Michelle Terry, Edward Bennett, John Hodgkinson, Sam Alexander, Tunji Kasim

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