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Tehran Hosts ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’ Tour

Tehran Hosts ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’ TourTehran Hosts ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’ Tour

Iranshahr Theater Hall in Tehran was host to the performance of Hamlet by Shakespeare’s Globe theater as part of its ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’ tour on Thursday, April 7.

On April 23, 2014 - the 450th death anniversary of Shakespeare - Shakespeare’s Globe, in London, embarked upon a two-year global tour of ‘Hamlet’ to every country in the world.

For the past two years, the tour has presented the famous tragedy of ‘Hamlet’ by the eminent English poet and playwright William Shakespeare (1564-1616) to the people in all corners of the world - in theatres, temples, public squares and refugee camps.

Iran was the 187th country where the play was performed. The performance in Tehran was attended by Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi, ambassadors as well as a large group of artists, Honaronline reported.

The tour has so far performed the play in over 170 countries, for more than 100,000 people. The troupe, including a cast of 16 men and women, has travelled more than 290,000 kilometers to date.

The tragedy tells the story of Prince Hamlet who, learning of his father’s death, comes home to find his uncle married to his mother and installed on the Danish throne. At night, the ghost of the old king demands that Hamlet avenge his ‘foul and most unnatural murder’.

The tour will return home for a weekend of final performances, marking exactly 400 years since Shakespeare’s death on April 23.