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Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
F that. It was 40F, raining and the wind almost blew me off a Utica sidewalk at 11-something this morning. But it is W-Shakes's 450th birthday, so it's worth noting.

There's noting, and then there's this:

Shakespeare's Globe Theater — a re-creation of the theater that hosted most of his plays — is marking the occasion with an ambitious world tour of Hamlet, the Bard's most iconic play, which the troupe plans to perform in every country in the world. Shakespeare's Globe Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole tells NPR's Renee Montagne that the tour is a bold, stupid idea.

"And the great thing about bold and stupid ideas," he says, "is that people understand them very swiftly. So when we go out to people around the world and say, very simply, 'We are taking Hamlet to every country in the world,' they immediately get the fun of it and the ambition of it."

Unclear from the interview (at least the part I heard- NPR pops in and out in the hills between Binghamton and the Mohawk Valley) is how much will be in English versus native tongues, or whether things will be translated in any form.  Still- the action largely speaks for itself, so I'm sure it will get on just fine.
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oxymoron67 From: oxymoron67 Date: April 24th, 2014 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the ambition of the Hamlet thing. Especially if translated.
warriorsavant From: warriorsavant Date: April 24th, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy Birthday Will.
I think the idea is brilliant, as is the comment about both truly great and truky stupid ideas being readily graspable.
Now what I'd really like to see is a world tour of Cardenio.
liddle_oldman From: liddle_oldman Date: April 24th, 2014 08:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was neither fairer or more temperate?
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