Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Shakespeare's Birthday Present

Tomorrow every living dramatist will celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. London’s Globe theatre will celebrate this event for a whole year. It plans to take its latest production to every nation on Earth. "Hamlet" will open this Wednesday - Shakespeare's birthday - with the first of three performances at the Globe, a reconstructed Elizabethan playhouse beside the River Thames. Then the cast of 12 and its four-person crew will board a schooner for Amsterdam, beginning a journey that will take them to seven continents by plane, boat, train, bus and jeep. The tour is scheduled to last two years, finishing back at the Globe on April 23, 2016 -- the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The itinerary is still a work in progress, but performances across Europe are already fixed, followed by tours of North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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