Meknes - On the 400th anniversary of English playwright William Shakespeare’s death, Rabat will host for the first time his blockbuster dramatic play, Hamlet, on March 14th at Mohamed V Theater.
Meknes – On the 400th anniversary of English playwright William Shakespeare’s death, Rabat will host for the first time his blockbuster dramatic play, Hamlet, on March 14th at Mohamed V Theater.
The event will be organized by the British Council, the British Embassy and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in recognition of the playwright’s works.
In conjunction with the British Council’s major cultural program, 2016 will be a year dedicated to the prominent English poet, paying tribute to his literary works and shedding light on the most significance events of his life.
The play will be performed in English accompanied by French subtitles.
Hamlet is regarded one of the greatest, most renowned plays in the world. It is best known for the most popular quote in the English language: “To be or not to be, that is the question.” The line refers the most awful point in the life of Prince Hamlet, who deals with the shock of discovering that his uncle, Claudius, had murdered his father in order to marry his mother, Gertrude.
In 2014, Shakespeare’s Globe Theater celebrated the 450th anniversary of the English poet’s birth. Its theatrical company currently includes sixteen men and women who travel across the whole world performing Hamlet.
The Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe and the production of Hamlet expressed the accomplishments that the Globe to Globe Hamlet project achieved over two years: “Globe to Globe Hamlet has been performed in over 100 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Africa to more than 89,000 people. And only 1/2 of the whole tour is now complete.”
Shakespeare’s Globe aims to spread the English playwright’s works through education and staging his works.
Tickets for Hamlet are now available at Mohammed V Theater in Rabat.