Prof. Hamill (who lectured last week in CC 201 on Hamlet, as it happens) brings to our attention this photo essay from The Guardian:
Photojournalist Sarah Lee travelled to Jordan with the Globe Theatres touring Hamlet production.
Aiming to visit every country in the world to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeares birth, and the 400th anniversary of his death, it has visited 136 countries out of 196.
The only country the company could not get permission and insurance to visit was Syria, so they performed in the Zaatari refugee camp on the Jordanian border to an entirely Syrian audience.
Caption: There is graffiti all around the camp. Some of the work is of an incredibly high standard and it represents one of the few ways that residents have to express themselves and their frustrations with the politics and conflict that has placed them there.
Find more photos and the full commentary at the Guardian website.
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