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10th Shakespeare Festival - Gyula 2014.


The 51st Season of the Gyula Castle Theater 2014 opened its stage!

Here’s a followup to the Festival Director József Gedeon previously held preliminary program review that took place on the 3rd of June, whereas he gave an overall picture to the forthcoming sixty days anniversary to the 10th Shakespeare Festival which will take place at the City of Gyula. Now here is a brief  Herald News to the forthcoming days to come … beside the Hungarian speaking theater, play performances the festival’s director thought of the foreigners visiting, staying, working in Hungary as to give them pleasure to be present and enjoying a couple of superb plays, films, kids puppet shows,  all-that-jazz, programs for all age without the need of Hungarian language knowledge.

The Shakespeare Festival of theaters have now a tradition in having theater production, directors, actors coming from abroad. From  Chile will be coming from the Viajeinmovil Theater starting: Jamime Lorca, Teresita Iacobell in the play “Othello”, director  Christian Ortega  on  stage at Saturday, July 12. at 6p.m.  at the Chamber Hall. The play will be  in Spanish language with Hungarian subtitle.  Also from St. Petersburg Baltic House Festival Theater, the Belgium Luk Perce will be directing the Hungarian National Theater artists within the play of „Macbeth”. The Georgian David Doiashvili directing a joint production with the artists of the Gyula Castle Theater and the Hungarian National Theater. The last two performances will be in Hungarian language. The great Polish actor Piotr Kondrat will be giving a personal lecture of  Hamlet around the venue of the Castle.  The list is not exhaustivebut worthy of mention for the Jazz lovers  “The Zawinul Legacy Band” from the States will be on stage as well.

Festival Director Jozsef Gedeon held previously a preliminary program review in the beginning  on the 3rd of June, whereas he gave an overall picture to the forthcoming sixty days anniversary of the 10th Shakespeare Festival which will take place as in the previous years at the City of Gyula. Beside the Hungarian speaking theater, play performances the festival’s director thought of the foreigners visiting, staying, working in Hungary as to give them pleasure to be present and enjoying a couple of superb plays, films, kids puppet shows, music…music…music for all age and performances without the need of Hungarian language knowledge.

For those who missed the London’s Globe Theater performance in Budapest need not have to hang their heads down, cause the audience will be present at a theater play which will be memorable one for many in the audience of having spent a  fabulous theater night in Gyula. Needn’t have to be confused, intimidated, or a bit afraid when it comes to Shakespearean language. Give them a go … you never know what might happen! The play by itself speaks a lot from the roots of Shakespeare loving actors.

You all are invited as cousins, cause Shakespeare called all his friends cousins … So go forth and woo!

The City of Gyula is proud call for the first time during the Shakespeare Festival in Hungary the novelty of members of the Shakespeare Fringe Festival  and will hold their shows between Thursday, July, 3. to Sunday, July, 13., by having 5 early evening’s programs such as “Dancing on the Street” – “Street Theater” – „Comedies”  all happening around the venue of the Castle of Gyula. On Thursday, July, 10. at 6 p.m.  the  a Louis Soltis Theater  from Celldömölk, presentating: „Or whatever you want”!?! …  “Shakespop” around the Castle area. These programs are free of charge.

Sunday, July, 6. starting at 8.30 p.m. at the Classical Music Hall – Shakespeare Songs will fill the air!

On the same day Thursday, July, 10. starting at 8.30 p.m. artist from the Shakespeare Globe Theater – London United Kingdom will be presenting   “Ado About Nothing” directed by Max Webster. 

Below outlining a couple of events to be taking place: The Dohnányi Orchester, which will by playing popular film sound hits on Thursday, July 17.,  beginning at 8.30 p.m., at the Castle stage conducted by Gábor Hollerung. Dance performance within the production of ExperiDance Essence will be held at the Palace Theater on Saturday, July, 19. at 8.30 p.m.

Foreigners staying in Hungary having English language knowledge are more than welcome to visit the days of the festival, whereas there will be no language barrier will keep them away from fabulous days and nights full of entertainment performances. This cooperation was brought under umbrella in frame with the Hungarian Shakespeare Commission. There will be a 2-days international conference with guest of honor, the famous English Shakespeare scholar, professor Stanley Wells.

Outstanding Belgian singer, pianist Carroll Vanwelden … Shakespeare takes jazz on Friday, July, 4. at 6 p.m. at the Courtyard of the Museum inside the Castle. Members of the group: Thomas Sifflling on trumpet, Mini Schutz on contrabass, Rodrigo Villalon – on drums. Entry tickets: 2000HUF.

Another highlight of the festival to come, will be starting from Saturday, July, 19. – Wednesday, July 23. whereas local and foreigners are welcomed to roll over to Gyula to spend a splendid evening and heat up themselves by listening to awesome artists at the 23rd Gyula Castle Jazz Festival with special guests as “The Zawinul Legacy Band” from the States. Mihály Dresch, who this year has received the title of Distinguished Artist is also a coming back musician, performing folk music and jazz within the Dresch Quartet. The members of the band:  Mihály Dresch on saxophone, Miklós Lukács on cymbals, Ernő Hoch on bass and István Baló on drums.  Ms. Klára Hajdú graduated at the Franz Liszt Academy. The members of her Quartet  are:  Klára Hajdu – vocal, Balázs Neumann on piano, Marcell  Hoff on drums and Ádám Bogothy on bass.  The performance of the local Big Band of Gyula led by Pál Kepenye are one of the regularly invited band performing at the Castle Jazz Festival.

TAKE IT EASY … at the  9th Castle Blues Festival where the  blues lovers can come together and enjoy the saxophonist Sax Gordon and the  Luca Giordano Band (USA), the Hungarian Tibor Tátra and his group named Hungarian Atom, the Pribojszki Matthias Band and Blue Rabbit Hammond Band.  Tickets to the jazz: 4800HUF … to the Jazz-Blues festival: 7000HUF.

The “King Lear” drama at the Castle’s lake theater to have had been presented is unfortunately canceled up to the point of illness by the main character. Tickets already purchased for the play may be redeemed until Thursday, July, 10.

For a romantic and relaxing day-and-night be aware to mark the dates in your Calender and shoot a reservation to any events of interest to be at the 10th Shakespeare Festival. For those who are not only hungry for culture can enjoy the cooked food on top the stove at the Patriot Restaurant, where dishes, wooden plates will be served with foods just like in the old days of Shakespeare. Now doesn’t that sound appetite excitation?

Beside the a/m rolling along with teasers for any information in-depth simple go to and for better understanding go forth to the English version.

Hope you will enjoy every minute – hour at the  10th Shakespeare Festival and the hospitality of the City of Gyula  🙂


Update by Aggie Reiter


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The Gyula’s Shakespeare Festival Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday!

Here’s a peak into the upcoming  six-weeks …  June, 22  and August, 11. 2014. … programs at the City of Gyula.

William Shakespeare turned 450 years old this April. The Gyula Shakespeare Festival celebrates in style within its 10th year anniversary. Even after 450 years, Shakespeare still has a strong impact and influential role in society and on people’s educational upbringing. William Shakespeare’s work is considered and treated as the greatest literature in the English language. Also known as his works encompassed every emotional experience the human beings have. Shakespeare has permeated the Western culture and around every corner of the Earth is a reference to his incredible works. His intellectually rich stories and characters have influenced numerous books, movies and television shows. Even our everyday language has been shaped by the common phrases he originally coined, such as:  „Dead as a doornail” – „A laughing stock” – „A wild goose chase”- „Neither here nor there” -„In stitches” … and last but not least, one of  Shakespeare’s common phrase the  „Fair play” is mostly known and in use in the daily communication around in all the societies of our Globe. The program director, József  Gedeon held a preliminary program review, whereas he mention in brief three new presentation to come, such as the „Midsummer Night’s Dream”- Thursday, July, 3. – played by the National Theater from Budapest ,staged at the Castle, directed by the internationally renowned  Georgian, David Doiashvili. The „Journey by Moonlight” from Szerb’s novel, the most popular works from the 20th century’s Hungarian literature . On – Tuesday, July, 22. at the Ladics courtyard will be staged the adaptation of the cult novel „The moon prisoners „ by Árpád Sopsits on the stage at the Castle Theater. The Hungarian Olympic water polo team and a nice Scottish lady-turn by the adventures of the ’30s,  Pál Ábraham – Imre Harmath – László Szilágyi – Dezső Kellér the musical comedy. This piece will set the stage for a presentation on Thursday,July 31, at the pond theater „Chewing Tobacco Bartholomew”. The lively presentation by the dancers and a brass band players joining the festival from the Székesfehérvár’s  Vörösmarty Theater During the festival multi-arts festival can also be visited to theater, music, film, children’s corners and gastronomy. At the jubilee festival the key performances will be the arrival of  Shakespeare’s Globe theater from London. The popular comedy „Much Ado About Nothing” is directed by Gyula Max Webster. The world-famous Belgian director Luk Perce staging „Macbeth” arriving from St. Petersburg Baltic House Festival Theater.  Visitors are more than welcomed to see „King Lear” starring with the well-known Hungarian actor György Cserhalmi.  The „Whatever you want” comedy will be preformed by the Vig Theater from Budapest. The presentation of „Macbeth” will be shown by the guest Maladype Theater. A superb Chilean company will be presented  the „Othello”. The cream on top of the cake will be presented by the Scottish Society in ancient Scottish language „gelule”  „Macbeth”. Better to sharpen your ears, and hopefully in just 10 minutes will be easy to flow and follow the lyrics. For the first time to be organized in Hungary at all, the visitors may see … as a side event … connected into having a slice of the  Fringe Street Theater – Thursday, July, 10. …  the company is known as the largest arts festival in the world. Also musical productions can be captured at various public venues in the city. Within the upcoming six-week program, three-days of folk festival, craft fair starting at Friday, June 27. On Tuesday, July, 15. Folk and World Music Festival will fill the air staring: Ferenc Sebő, the Muzsikás, Márta Sebestyén, Kálmán BaloghSaturday, July 19. the Zawinul Legacy Band  former co-musicians arriving from the States will be giving a memorial concert to one of the greatest jazz musicians of the century Joe Zawinul. Live jazz night  show by the Dresch Quartett and Klára Hajdú – Winner of the Year jazz singer.  JAZZZZZZZ will not be missing, guest musician once again will take the stage. The excellent Belgian jazz singer Vanwelden Carroll, who composed music to Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sunday, July, 20. coming from USA, the virtuoso R & B saxophonist Sax Gordon, playing together with the best Italian blues band, Luca Giordano Band, also on stage together with the awesome musicians  the famous Hungarian blues guitarist Tibor Tátrai. Internationally renowned harmonica Matthias Pribojszki band and the Blue Rabbit Hammond Band will give much pleasure to the Jazz Lovers.The Beregszászi Theater brings a historic plays. „Re-creating Zoltán” directed by Attila Vidnyánszky. There will be readings of contemporary Hungarian theater story pieces. The kids will be entertained bythe Bóbita puppet shows. Continuously being on stage for 40 years, the superb and most popular for over generations, the 70s  musical production of the „Popfestival” directed by Enikő Eszényi, Director – Budapest Vig Theater will beat the musical under the moonlight at the Castle Theater. The Dohnányi Orchester led by Gábor Hollerung along with the ExperiDance Essence will be one of the highlights at the festival. During the Shakespeare Festival an exhibition of the landscape painter of Gyula born, 170 years ago Munkácsy  can be visited. The Castle Theater continues the tradition of bringing the best performers of all ages, tastes of viewers. Tickets can already be booked for the summer performances at the Castle Theater Board of Directory. For in-depth information visit: also  having English context. Reaching the-end to this update, indeed must bring your attention to not just culture hungry lovers, but  in addition to the taste  the Shakespearean kitchen. During the festival the Patriot Restaurant invites guests to have a feast of the Shakespeare’s kitchen, at 3. Kossuth Str. Gyula, whereas  folks may ease their hunger by  having their valid theater tickets to  receive a 15%  discount for their meals between June, 27 and August, 10. 2014. Updates to be continued …

Update and snaps by Aggie Reiter