The famous London Globe Theater will tour Ukraine to celebrate the 450th birth anniversary of Shakespeare, Director of the British Council in Ukraine Martin Dowell said at a press conference in Kyiv.
The entire world will celebrate the birth anniversary of the great classical playwright in 2014. The Globe will show its most influential performances, while the tour itself will be the largest ever for the famous troupe. For instance, as much as 205 nations will get to see Shakespeare’s Hamlet! The theater’s two-year-long tour will start on April 23, 2014. The director Dowell stressed: “Ukraine is among the countries on the top of the list.”
The Londoners will play Hamlet outdoors in Kyiv on May 24, 2014. The British Council in Ukraine is also planning to mark the anniversary with a performance of Othello and the Days of British Cinema in November 2014.
Let us recall that the Globe Theater of London was founded as early as 1599! It was maintained by Shakespeare’s playing company, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. The theater burnt down in 1613 and was rebuilt, its second incarnation surviving until 1642. The modern Globe was built in 1997 near the spot where the old theater had stood. It staged only Shakespeare’s plays and did much to popularize the classic’s works during the Elizabethan age.