USP Hosts Globe Theatre Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet
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Globe to Globe members performing a dress rehearsal at Helena Miscioscia in 2014
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Faculty of Arts, Law & Education in conjunction with USP Research Office and Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies (OCACPS) is hosting a Globe Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet at USP’s Japan Pacific ICT Theatre on 8 June 2015.
The Globe to Globe Hamlet show is organised by United Kingdom based The Shakespeare Globe Trust.
To celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, The Globe Theatre is performing Hamlet on a world tour which is planned to take place in every country in the world over a period of 2 years.
The Globe Theatre has confirmed with USP’s coordinator for the event, Dr Mohit Prasad from the School of Language, Arts and Media, of the inclusion of Fiji in their itinerary and their performance in USP.
Dr Prasad said this is a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity to see a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by of one of the oldest and most well-known theatre companies in the world, to be performed in Fiji. There will be only one show in Fiji.
USP will feature on the global host of this show that will be travelling worldwide. Dr Prasad said it was a very good opportunity for performance and theatre groups in USP to engage with their models and learn from their success and innovations.
“The tour and troupe is aligned with USP’s Strategic Plan (2013-2018) on internationalization, research, community engagement and promoting Pacific values through performance,” Dr Prasad said.
Limited tickets with prices ranging from $50-$100 per person will be sold at the USP Book Centre from 20th May.
The show will begin at 7pm on Monday 8 June 2015.
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