Syria unsafe so Globe brings Bard to Calais refugee camp, stages 'Hamlet'

Feb 4, 2016

Syria unsafe so Globe brings Bard to Calais refugee camp, stages 'Hamlet'

The Globe theater company took “Hamlet” to Calais on Wednesday, bringing one of William Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies to an audience that almost certainly would rather see it in the famed playwright’s native country. Wednesday’s performance may be among the boldest shows by the Globe ...

Man's portrait identified as that of young Shakespeare

May 20, 2015

Man's portrait identified as that of young Shakespeare

A British magazine has published an image of a figure that it says is the first and only known demonstrably authentic portrait of William Shakespeare made in his lifetime. The picture, of a young, bearded man wearing a Roman-style laurel crown and holding an ...

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

Jan 23, 2013

'Coriolanus' comes home — to Kyoto

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It’s a fair bet that many people at the Globe Theatre in London last May expected the Kyoto-based Chiten (Point) Company to present a stereotypically Japanese, samurai-style “Coriolanus,” complete with taiko drums and period armor. Instead, however, Japan’s contribution to the theater’s Globe to ...