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All the world's a stage for Globe theatre

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11Shakespeare's Globe theatre is setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking Hamlet to every country on Earth, more than 200 in all.

The company describes the plan as "insanely ambitious." Some suspect it's impossible, and Amnesty International has weighed in to point out the "dark irony" of taking a play about a conscience-troubled prince to authoritarian North Korea.

Hamlet opened April 23 with the first of three performances at the Globe. Then the 16-strong cast and crew will board a schooner for Amsterdam, starting a journey that will take them to seven continents by plane, boat, train, bus and jeep.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 24, 2014 C1

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