HAMLET GLOBE TO GLOBE

Book number: 91355 Product format: Hardback Author: DOMINIC DROMGOOLE
Two Years 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play. From the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre here is an account of the theatre's extraordinary two year tour bringing Hamlet to every country on earth for the 450th anniversary of the play. From performing in sweltering deserts, capital and remote cities, heaving marketplaces and on Pacific islands, and despite food poisoning in Mexico, the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and political upheaval in Ukraine, the Globe's players tirelessly pushed on. They carried their own props, instruments and costumes throughout the journey, and could construct an entire set in less than two hours. Dromgoole introduces this impressive cast of sturdy souls, recounting the highs and lows of their tour, paying witness to Shakespeare's power to transcend borders and bring the world closer together. We are shown why the play's mystery resonates so widely and can touch the lives of men and women in Sudan, citizens of Beijing, and Syrian refugees alike. Along the way he gains new insight into Shakespeare's masterpiece, its history, meaning and pleasures in this heartfelt testament. 390pp, eight pages of colour photos.
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