The Athens Concert Hall, or “Megaron” as it is known in Greece, is participating in the worldwide commemoration events to mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) by hosting an innovative version of “Hamlet” by the Globe Theater, along with other live broadcasts of other plays from London and lectures dedicated to the greatest of all English-language poets and playwrights.
Starting on Feb. 27, Megaron will host “Globe to Globe Hamlet” by the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe, which on April 23, 2014 embarked upon a two-year global tour of the play to every country in the world, in a completely unprecedented theatrical adventure. The event reinvents Elizabethan touring theater for the twenty-first century by using a stage design inspired by images from the time that allows Globe’s travelling players to recreate all the fun and excitement of early theater. The play is directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole.
Following the show, on February 29, the venue will broadcast live Shakespeare’s “As you Like It” from the National Theater.
On the same day, the award winning theater director and artist-in-residence at University College London, Gregory Thompson, will present at 7 pm (local) the lecture “Times change but Shakespeare remains” (in English with simultaneous interpretation).