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Actors from London's Globe Theatre perform a scene from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' before setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking 'Hamlet' to 200 countries around the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Actors from London's Globe Theatre perform a scene from William Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' before setting out to test the Bard's maxim that "all the world's a stage" by taking 'Hamlet' to 200 countries around the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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The lines of William Shakespeare are often cited, repeated, quoted — sometimes misquoted — and this year you'll likely be hearing a lot of them.

Later this month is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. There are events marking the occasion planned throughout the world.

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Tina Packer, founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company.

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Radio Boston: Tina Packer Brings 'Women Of Will' From Stage To Page

  • "Few people understand the work of William Shakespeare quite like Tina Packer. She’s the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, and one of the nation’s greatest interpreters of the Bard’s canon."

The Guardian: Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary: 'Man Of Stratford' To Be Celebrated In 2016

  • "The death of most performed playwright in the world to be marked in Stratford-on-Avon, London and across the globe."

The Boston Globe: How Boston Embraced The Booth Brothers

  • "Just three columns to the left of the breathless page-one report on the assassination in that morning’s Boston Daily Advertiser blared an advertisement trumpeting Edwin Booth’s scheduled matinee performance as 'Hamlet' to conclude his successful three-week Boston engagement. The show, of course, would not go on."

Globe To Globe: About The Project

  • On 23 April 2014 — the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth — Shakespeare’s Globe embarked upon a two-year global tour of Hamlet to every country in the world. The ‘Globe to Globe Hamlet’, directed by the Globe’s Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole, is a completely unprecedented theatrical adventure.

The New York Times: Shakespeare For Presidents

  • "Lincoln was a lifelong Bardolater and serial Shakespeare-quoter, as Mr. Obama noted in remarks at the recent reopening of Ford’s Theater. Lincoln regarded Shakespeare, whose 445th birthday was last week, as many things: an oracle to be consulted for wisdom; a pastor with whom to share confidences and from whom to seek comfort, a friend. He kept a 'Complete Works' close at hand in the White House."

This segment aired on April 6, 2016.

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