In this article published by the British Library it is claimed that
Every year, there are more performances of Shakespeare’s plays in Germany than there are in England.
Without any evidence, this strikes me a suspicious claim. It might very well be true, but it sounds like one of those "facts" that simply get repeated without anyone checking it. For example the article itself repeats the claim only with the suspicious filler phrase of "it is said". Hence my question: is there any evidence for this claim, and maybe more broadly, how would we even estimate the number of Shakespeare plays that are being performed in a given country?
Note that this claim is also made in newspapers such as in the Guardian here.
There are now more productions of Shakespeare's plays in Germany every year than in England.