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'Hamlet' goes on tour everywhere – literally, everywhere

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(Read caption) 'Hamlet' will be preformed by the Globe Theater company all around the world. "We’re not going to leave anyone out," says artistic director Dominic Dromgoole.

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"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.”

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Antarctica will be included as will – of course – Elsinore, Denmark, where the play is set.

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. 

Details are available at the Globe Theatre homepage and those interested can sign up to be kept abreast of the tour news. The group can also be followed  on Twitter at @WorldHamlet.