Shakespeare’s Globe performs “Hamlet” in Tehran

Shakespeare’s Globe, a London-based theater troupe, performed a fresh version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy “Hamlet” at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater Complex on Thursday.

The performance is the Globe’s two-year tour, which will help introduce and endear millions of people to Shakespeare, to classical literature and the performing arts in general, and notably to Hamlet.

Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, Director and Representative of the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office Esther Kuisch Laroche and several foreign ambassadors, as well as eminent theatrical figures including Ali Nasirian, Pari Saberi, Marzieh Borumand, Siamak Ehsai, Behzad Farahani and Dariush Modabian watched the performance.

Shakespeare’s Globe is a charity and continues to operate under the leadership of Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole. The Globe Theatre season plays in repertory from April to October annually, and has gained an international reputation for performance excellence, welcoming more than one million visitors annually.

Photo: Actors perform a scene from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet for members of the media during a photo call to present Hamlet at Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London on April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)