Culture in Great Britain

Топик Культура в Великобритании рассказывает о многообразии культурной жизни Лондона: театры и концертные залы, оперные постановки, балет, комедия, драма, спектакли музыкальной комедии и выступления эстрадных коллективов – все к услугам широкой публики. Неоценимо влияние на культуру Англии, и всего мира, творчества Уильяма Шекспира, ведь недаром вторая половина XVI и начало XVII веков известны как “золотой век” английской литературы и еще этот период называют “эпохой Шекспира”.

If you’re staying in London for a few days, you’ll have no difficulty whatever in finding where to spend an enjoyable evening. You’ll find opera, ballet, comedy, drama, review, musical comedy and variety. Most theatres and music halls have good orchestras with popular conductors. At the West End theatres you can see most of the famous English actors and actresses. As a rule, the plays are magnificently staged – costumes, dresses, scenery, everything being done on the most lavish scale.

The last half of the XVI and the beginning of the XVII centuries are known as the golden age of English literature. It was the time of the English Renaissance and sometimes it is even called “the age of Shakespeare”.

Shakespeare, the greatest and most famous of English writers, and probably the greatest playwright who has ever lived, was born in Stratford-on-Avon. Inspite of his fame, we know very little about his life. He wrote 37 plays. Among them there are deep tragedies, such as Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth; light comedies, such as The Merry Wives of Windsor, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing.