The World Shakespeare Festival is a global celebration of the Bard's plays coinciding with the Cultural Olympiad in
The Royal Shakespeare Co. is producing the festival in partnership with Shakespeare's Globe. The latter group is producing Globe to Globe, an event involving the staging of all of the Bard's plays, each in a different language.
As reported in the Stage UK, a group of actors on Monday staged a protest of BP's sponsorship just before a performance of "The Tempest" at Stratford-upon-Avon. The group has launched a website titled "BP or not BP?".
In 2010, BP was at the center of the Deepwater Horizon
The oil company's sponsorship deals with other cultural institutions has drawn criticism in recent years. The Tate Britain in London was targeted by protesters in 2010 for its partnership with BP.
Organizations in Southern Caifornia that habr or had sponsorship deals with BP include the Aquarium of the Pacific and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.