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From Shakespeare to Cats - our summer arts guide

From Shakespeare to Cats - our summer arts guide
By Frédéric Ponsard

<p>Here is our latest round-up of some of the best things to see and do in the world of arts in Europe and beyond.</p> <h3>Shakespeare come to Dubrovnik</h3> <p>Croatia’s capital Dubrovnik celebrates Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary at this year’s summer festival with a production of Othello, the tragic tale of inter-racial love.</p> <p>More than 2,000 artists from all over the world are taking part this year over 47 festival days (10 July – 25 August 2016) and over 70,000 local and international visitors are expected. </p> <h3>Lights, camera, action in Odessa!</h3> <p>At the Odessa International Film Festival (until 23 July 2016) there are 15,000 seats available on the legendary Potemkin Stairs, made famous in Eisenstein’s film The Battleship Potemkin.</p> <p>The area boasts a diverse cultural scene and strong cinematographic tradition. </p> <p>Sergei Eisenstein, Oleksandr Dovzhenko and Dziga Vertov made Odessa a legendary place for Ukrainian cinema. </p> <h3>Avignon Festival</h3> <p>The <a href="http://www.festival-avignon.com/fr/">Avignon Festival</a> is one of the biggest annual stage events in Europe. </p> <p>The event has mined the classics this year and is serving up Gogol’s Dead Souls and Visconti’s The Damned, as well as Dostoyevski’s Brothers Karamazov.</p> <p>It runs until 24 July 2016.</p> <h3>Cats on Broadway</h3> <p>Cats is back! The long-loved musical based on TS Eliot’s poem about a feline get-together and written by Andrew Lloyd Webber has returned to Broadway. </p> <p>You can catch it until 19 March 2017.</p>