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Summer of Shakespeare in Sydney

We've come to the end of the year of #Shakespeare400 and Sydney has lots on offer for those who would like to incorporate an experience of the Bard into their summer holiday plans. Below are my picks for the silly season.

1. Sport For Jove's Shakespeare in the Park

Sport For Jove's summer series is a must for any Shakespeare lover who would like to experience their favourite plays in an outdoor setting on the beautiful grounds of Bella Vista Farm. This summer Sport For Jove are playing Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra. For more information you can visit their website.

Sport For Jove's Shakespeare in the Park festival is held at the historic Bella Vista Farm until the 10th of January, 2017.  Image: thesavannahbananas.com

Sport For Jove's Shakespeare in the Park festival is held at the historic Bella Vista Farm until the 10th of January, 2017. Image: thesavannahbananas.com

2. Measure for Measure with Cheek by Jowl at Sydney Festival

I saw this production during its UK tour in 2015 and it is a great pick for anyone but especially if you would like to see a Shakespeare production in another language. Cheek by Jowl have teamed up with Moscow's Pushkin Theatre to present a wonderful and daring production of this late Shakespearean play. Definitely worth seeing. Ticket purchases are via the Sydney Festival Website.

Cheek By Jowl bring their unique, physical theatre style to Measure for Measure in January 2017.  Image: cheekbyjowl.com

Cheek By Jowl bring their unique, physical theatre style to Measure for Measure in January 2017. Image: cheekbyjowl.com

3. Richard III with Bell Shakespeare at Sydney Opera House

Bell Shakespeare are opening the year with an experimental production of my favourite Shakespearean history play, Richard III. With Kate Mulvany playing the role of Richard, I can't wait to see how a female chooses to play this character. Head to Bell Shakespeare's Website for more.

Richard III with Bell Shakespeare opens on February 25.  Image: bellshakespeare.com.au

Richard III with Bell Shakespeare opens on February 25. Image: bellshakespeare.com.au