Summer Shakespeare Festival opens in Prague on Monday

The annual Summer Shakespeare Festival begins on Monday with a performance at Prague Castle’s royal garden of the romantic tragicomedy The Tempest, co-directed by Martin Kukučka and Lukáš Trpišovský. Performances start in Brno on July 16 and in Ostrava on July 19.

The open-air festival began after Václav Havel opened Prague Castle to artists in the early 1990s in an effort to attract public audiences. It has been held regularly since 1998. Although mainly for Czech audiences, organisers also collaborate with foreign ensembles.

Author: Brian Kenety