Bard’s in for busy time

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SHAKE­SPEARE’S Globe theatre is about to take the Bard’s words lit­er­ally: ‘‘All the world’s a stage’’. The Lon­don theatre says it plans to tour a pro­duc­tion of Ham­let to ev­ery coun­try in the world, 205 na­tions in all. The small-scale pro­duc­tion, per­formed by a cast of eight, will tour the world be­tween April 2014 and April 23, 2016 – the 400th an­niver­sary of Shake­speare’s death. ‘‘By train, coach, plane and boat, we aim to take this won­der­ful, iconic, mul­ti­far­i­ous play to as many fresh ears as we pos­si­bly can,’’ says artis­tic di­rec­tor Dominic Drom­goole. The tour is the flip­side of last year’s Globe to Globe fes­ti­val, which brought troupes from around the world to Lon­don to per­form Shake­speare’s plays in 37 lan­guages. In other Globe news, the com­pany’s pro­duc­tion of Twelfth Night, which led to a hit run in Lon­don’s West End, plays at Cine­max Kingscliff as a spe­cialty arts screener this week. Mark Ry­lance and

Twelfth Night stars Stephen Fry

Twelfth Night plays Cine­max, Kingscliff, on Satur­day and Wed­nes­day. Stephen Fry star in the com­edy of loss and love. It fea­tures some of the best known son­nets Shake­speare ever penned. Cine­max screens spe­cial arts pro­gram­mers which in­cludes sea­sons from the New York Met, the UK’s National Theatre and gal­leries.

Globe Theatre pro­duc­tion of

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