Photoessay: Touring Shakespeare Company Performs in Refugee Camp

Shakespeare footlightsThe Guardian:  The Globe Theatre aimed to have its touring production of Hamlet visit every country in the world to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and the 400th anniversary of his death, it has visited 136 countries out of 196.

The only country the company could not get permission and insurance to visit was Syria, so they performed in the Zaatari refugee camp on the Jordanian border to an entirely Syrian audience.

Needless to say, no translations from the original language were required.

About Tracey Paleo

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Tracey Paleo is Associate Editor at FootLights Magazine. She's also the Founder and Chief Editor of the arts and culture site, Gia On The Move, where she often reviews live performance events.

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