Saturday, April 23, 2016

Obama paid tribute to the memory of Shakespeare in connection with the 400th anniversary of the death of the poet – RIA Novosti

LONDON, April 23 – RIA Novosti, Irina Chumakov. President Barack Obama, on a visit to Britain, paid tribute to the greatest English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, visit the London theater “Globe”.

On Saturday celebrated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death , in connection with which the whole of Britain, as well as in other countries, are of cultural and historical events on this date.

Obama looked staging of the famous fragment of “Hamlet” in which the Prince of Denmark says has become the catch phrase ” to be or not to be”. The head of the American state, which has become due to increased security measures only spectator statement, called it “miraculous”

London theater “Globe.” – Restored in the late 1990s, a copy of the theater of the XVI century, built by the efforts of the actors of the troupe , which included Shakespeare. There are many works of the playwright were first delivered.

Celebrations in honor of the memory of Shakespeare on Saturday held across the UK. In London, on the Thames from Tower Bridge to Westminster mounted screens that broadcast short recording productions of Shakespeare’s plays.

However, the main events take place on the playwright’s birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. It went to Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. They will visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, as well as his home. On the morning of the parade was held in Stratford, symbolizing the “funeral” procession in memory of the poet.

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