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Rheged to celebrate Bard's 450th.

IN celebration of Shakespeare's recent 450th birthday, Rheged, the popular visitor attraction near Penrith, will be streaming a series of Bard-inspired live events on the IMAX cinema screen.

The series kicks off today with a new ballet, The Winter's Tale, on Monday, April 28, coming live from the Royal Ballet.

On Thursday, audiences will be treated to King Lear, via a performance at The National Theatre in London.

Of course, no celebration would be complete without a contribution from The Royal Shakespeare Company. Performances of the Company's Henry IV part I and II will be shown live on May 14 and June 18 respectively.

Rheged is Europe's largest grass-covered building, designed to resemble a Lakeland hill, and boasts Cumbria's largest cinema screen.

Events manager Rebecca Walls said: "I am really looking forward to the forthcoming Shakespeare cinema live events. I am particularly excited about King Lear, which has had great reviews, and also to see how Gregory Doran, artistic director of the RSC, will approach Henry IV Part I and II."
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 28, 2014
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