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Hamlet Globe to Globe
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Hamlet Globe to Globe


Two years. 193,000 miles. 190 countries. One play. For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth the Globe Theatre undertook an unparalleled journey, to take Hamlet to every country on the planet, to share this beloved play with the entire world. The tour was the brainchild of Dominic Dromgoole, artistic director of the Globe, and in Hamlet Globe to Globe, Dromgoole takes readers along with him.

From performing in sweltering deserts, ice-cold cathedrals, and heaving marketplaces, and despite food poisoning in Mexico, the threat of ambush in Somaliland, an Ebola epidemic in West Africa and political upheaval in Ukraine, the Globe’s players pushed on. Dromgoole shows us the world through the prism of Shakespeare—what the Danish prince means to the people of Sudan, the effect of Ophelia on the citizens of Costa Rica, and how a sixteenth-century play can touch the lives of Syrian refugees. And thanks to this incredible undertaking, Dromgoole uses the world to glean new insight into this masterpiece, exploring the play’s history, its meaning, and its pleasures. Hamlet Globe to Globe is a highly enjoyable book about an unprecedented theatrical adventure.

Title:Hamlet Globe to Globe
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages
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    Hamlet Globe to Globe Reviews

  • Gill
    Jan 10, 2017

    'Hamlet: Globe to Globe' by Dominic Dromgoole4 stars/ 8 out of 10I first read and also saw a live performance of 'Hamlet' when I was at school (more than 50 years ago). At that time I neither liked no...

  • The Idle Woman
    Dec 31, 2016

    I’m going to end the year with a recommendation for your reading lists in 2017. Although it won’t be published until April, this book offers an optimistic note of hope to banish the darkness of wh...

  • Siobhan
    Jan 23, 2017

    Hamlet: Globe to Globe is a book about a huge project and one that those interested in Shakespearean theatre in the UK and beyond probably have heard about: Shakespeare’s Globe theatre took Hamlet o...

  • Deborah
    Jan 13, 2017

    I recommend this book as a life student, who has spent time at University, to all especially those studying Hamlet for an award. This book not only reveals the highs and lows of taking Shakespeare on ...

  • El C
    May 16, 2017

    An incredible journey! Traveling through three countries per week for two years performing a five Act Hamlet? How is that possible, even real? and then to have a published hardcover book in lieu of th...

  • Collin Mickle
    May 10, 2017

    This book should be good. It is not. The gap between Sentence No. 1 and Sentence No. 2 contains multitudes. The biggest flaw is the premise, which is pure bait-and-switch. The book ought to be -- clai...

  • Claire
    May 21, 2017

    I saw this book in our local library in the travel writing section. I really enjoy quirky travelogues so having read the synopsis and the quotes decided to read it.It is more a love note to Hamlet tha...

  • Carol Douglas
    May 10, 2017

    If you are fascinated by Shakespeare and the theater, you probably will enjoy this book. I did. Dromgoole is the artistic director of the Globe Theatre in London. He tells about the Globe's exciting...

  • Ellie
    May 22, 2017

    Oh boy, have I got some feelings about this book!I'll post a full review soon......

  • Especiallysarah
    Apr 29, 2017

    It's an absolutely incredible achievement and there are some amazing stories but Dominic never uses one word when eight will do.Still when you've organised an actual worldwide tour you're probably all...