Bard’s in for busy time
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.
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