The World Shakespeare Festival kicks off in Britain with over 30 theaters hosting 70 Shakespeare productions from companies based all over the world.
From June until September, running before, during and after the London Summer Olympic Games, Britain is hosting the London 2012 Festival reported The New York Times.
These productions of Shakespearian works range from 23 new productions to 21 productions that were made specifically for the festival its self reported Travel-News.
According to The New York Times, the productions aren't just limited to the theater, the festival also includes music, art, sculpture, film among others. The plan is to have an arts showcase that would rival the sports showcase that is the Olympics.
Events to look forward to include the reconstructed Shakespeare Globe Theaters production of 37 of Shakespeare's plays in 37 different languages reported Travel-News.
The festival doesn't come with a cheap price even after the recent government cut backs in the arts reported The New York Times.
According to The Guardian, the festival is said to cost more then $154 million.