City prepares for first St Albans Shakespeare Festival
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Shakespeare will be everywhere in St Albans this year with the city holding a festival to mark the Bard’s 400th anniversary.
The St Albans Shakespeare Festival gets underway next Friday, March 11, and runs until July.
But Ferenc Zelenak, the owner of Zefino Wine And Spirits in George Street, St Albans, has not let the grass grow under his feet and has been incorporating Shakespearean themes into his shop window displays for several weeks.
Ferenc said: “Throughout the year, you will be seeing Shakespeare greatest works in my shop window starting with my take on the romantic story of Romeo and Juliet.
“As Shakespeare once quoted in Othello: ‘Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.”
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The festival will take in the Bard’s work through a variety of artistic mediums including choral singing, symphony music, poetry and a number of theatrical performances, mostly at the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans but also at other venues across the city.
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