Maori Troilus and Cressida opens Shakespeare season

LONDON, Apr 24: A festival bringing together 37 companies from around the world to perform Shakespeare’s 37 plays in different languages kicks off at London’s Globe theatre on Monday with a Maori version of “Troilus and Cressida.” The initiative, called Globe to Globe, is part of a wider World Shakespeare Festival as well as the London 2012 Festival that ties in with the summer Olympics. (agencies)