Touring 'Hamlet' finds a stop at United Nations

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A two-year global tour of William Shakespeare's powerful "Hamlet" has landed in a building known for hosting its own drama — the United Nations.

A Shakespeare's Globe production will play inside the U.N.'s New York headquarters Monday. Just 12 actors will perform in the stripped-down production that was launched this spring to honor The Bard by traveling to every country on Earth.

"Hamlet," which explores themes of danger, political intrigue and moral corruption, now finds itself in the place established to help resolve international conflicts.

The journey began in London on April 23 — the Bard's 450th birthday — and has already made stops from Amsterdam to Prague, Cyprus to the Ukraine. It concludes at its home theater on April 23, 2016 — the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.