witches around the globe → rome, italy the witches of rome are powerful and admired creatures - bathing in gold and casting curses on the weak, they are feared out of respect by all. the roman witches are known to be the leaders, the prestigious, the elite - they place bets on trust and toy when men’s lives.
In 1608, only eight years after it was written, Hamlet was performed on a boat – the Red Dragon – off the coast of Yemen. Just ten years later it was being toured extensively all over Northern Europe. The spirit of touring, and of communicating stories to fresh ears, was always central to Shakespeare’s work. We couldn’t be happier to be extending that mission even further. By train, coach, plane and boat we aim to take this wonderful, iconic, multifarious play to as many fresh ears as we possibly can.
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe