The Globe Theatre company has a two-year plan to bring Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' to every country on earth.
"Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t." These words from Shakespeare's "Hamlet" rather perfectly describe the plan just announced by the Globe Theatre company: to spend the next two years taking "Hamlet" to every country in the world.
And they do mean every country. Artistic director Dominic Dromgoole has told The Guardian that, “If we’re going to do every country in the world, it has to be every country, we’re not going to leave anyone out. All the ‘Stans, South and North Korea – we’re very keen to get into North Korea.”
Dromgoole said that the planned trip is a wonderful way to keep the company in everyone's minds and that they are looking forward to their extensive tour.
This journey will start on April 23, 2014 to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and will begin and end at the Globe itself. Because the company are determined to perform in every country, in some locations there will only be one showing before the crew moves on to its next stop.