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Globe theatre taking Hamlet to North Korea

Published on Mar 10, 2014 11:56 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London will take a production of Hamlet to North Korea next year as part of a vast world tour, it said on Monday.

The Globe's actors will perform the play in the secretive state in September 2015 as part of its 'Globe to Globe' tour marking the 450th anniversary of the English playwright's birth.

The exact tour dates in North Korea are yet to be confirmed, a spokesman for the theatre said.

The plot of Hamlet revolves around family feuds and Hamlet's eventual killing of his uncle, echoing recent events in North Korea where leader Kim Jong-Un's regime ordered the execution of his uncle Jang Song-Thaek in December last year.

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