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Secondary School Students to Take Advantage of Hamlet Show at USP

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Dr Mohit Prasad of USP handing out complimentary tickets to students of Cathedral Secondary School.

Secondary school students can take advantage of the complimentary tickets given out by The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Faculty of Arts, Law & Education (FALE) for the historic production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by the famous Globe Theatre.

USP is providing 30 complimentary tickets to students in the Southern division for the show. Two students and a teacher from ten schools will be given complimentary tickets worth $75 each.

USP Coordinator of the event, Dr Mohit Prasad has confirmed that the Ministry of Education has approved participation of the students.

Dr Prasad said that 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.

“Hamlet is still a prescribed text for secondary schools in Fiji and we have a long tradition of including Shakespeare in the curriculum with students in the 1950s and 1960s often cumulatively studying all of his plays,” he said.

“Shakespeare’s works were among the first literary works found in Fiji after the introduction of the bible soon after 1835,” he added.

The production is sponsored by USP Vice-Chancellor’s Office and FALE in conjunction with USP Research Office and Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture & Pacific Studies (OCACPS).

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 in 2014, The Globe Theatre is performing Hamlet on a world tour which is planned to take in every country in the world over a period of 2 years and this year, USP will feature as on the global hosts of this show.

The troupe will use Fiji as a staging ground for their next shows in Tuvalu, Kiribati and Samoa.

The tour and troupe will provide alignments with USP’s Strategic Plan (2013-2018) on internationalisation, research, community engagement and promoting Pacific values through performance.

The show will begin at 7pm on Monday 8 June 2015.


This news item was published on 4 Jun 2015 04:46:24 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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