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Globe theater to show Shakespeare in 38 languages

Shakespeare said all the world's a stage. Next spring, all the world will be on stage at Shakespeare's Globe theater.

The theater is planning a six-week run of the bard's 38 works — to be performed in 38 languages by troupes from around the world.

The theater says the project will celebrate the London 2012 Olympic games and mark the first time all Shakespeare's plays will be performed in one season.

"Titus Andronicus" in Cantonese, a Shona version of "The Two Gentleman of Verona," and an Urdu performance of "The Taming of the Shrew" are all expected to take the stage.

the Globe also said Friday it will build an indoor Jacobean theater to seat around 320 people.