On November 15, 2021, the Yerevan International Shakespeare Theater Festival started, which gathered theater troupes from around the world. Famous works of Shakespeare with various commentaries will be shown at the festival. 

At a meeting with journalists, festival director Karo Balyan said that for the 15th time they are trying to promote the development of cultural life through the festival. He said that due to the epidemic situation, several European theaters were unable to participate in the festival. 

It should be noted that the Shakespeare International Theater Festival is a member of the network of famous European Shakespeare festivals. Since 2016, the director of the festival is Karo Balyan,the founder of the festival is the chairman of the Union of Theatrical Figures of Armenia Hakob Kazanchyan.

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