“To unpath’d waters, undream’d shores”: Shakespeare in the World

By | October 26, 2018

In the centuries since William Shakespeare’s death, numerous stage and, more recently, film and television adaptations of his work have emerged to inspire, comfort, and provoke audiences in far-flung corners of the globe. As early as 1619, for example, Hamlet was performed in colonial Indonesia to entertain European expatriates. In 1845, U.S. Army officers staged Othello in Corpus Christi, Texas, as a distraction from the run-up to the Mexican-American War. Read More

Porter Scene

“Here’s a knocking indeed! If a
man were porter of hell-gate, he should have
old turning the key.”