Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Shakespeare visits the Vatican for the first time

Globe to Globe's production of Hamlet performs for the first time
The cast of the "Globe to Globe" production of Hamlet rehearse. The play comes to the Vatican on April 13, 2016. (Photo Credit: AFP)
In the first time in history, Shakespeare will be performed in the Vatican.

For two years, a production of Hamlet has been travelling the world to mark the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. The tour, a project of the Globe theatre in London, is called Globe to Globe.

"They approached the Holy See about the possibility of finding a venue, and the possibility of putting on Hamlet," said Bishop Paul Tighe, the Adjunct Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture. "There was immediately a very warm response to the initiative."
The performance will take place in the extraterritorial Palazzo della Cancelleria, which houses the Holy See's main judicial offices.

More information is available here.

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