Hamlet comes to the United Nations - and then the world

The Globe's production of Hamlet was performed at the United Nations Headquarters in New York earlier this month.

You can find the full details via the UN News Centre.

Particularly interesting is the comment of Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe, who said:

"It is a huge pleasure to see just how far Shakespeare has reached and quite how important he is not just to us in the UK but to everyone in the world."

It's always interesting to think about how Shakespeare is being made relevant in various contexts - and the highly-charged political context of the UN Headquarters must make for a fascinating backdrop to the play.

The performance is part of the Globe's quite literally global tour, which plans to stage the production in every country between 2014 and 2016. 28 countries down, 176 to go. The Globe to Globe tour will be coming to Australia sometime in 2015.