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Hebrew Hamlet by: Leslie Bunder
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Hebrew Hamlet
Hebrew Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet in Hebrew is among the highlights of a special six month event that will be taking place from January 2007 to June 2007 in Washington DC as part of a tribute to one of England's finest playrights.

Produced by Tel Aviv's Cameri Theatre, the play has won rave reviews and has proven to be a hit with the theatre going public.

""Our Hamlet is a very Israeli Hamlet from the language to its energy," Omri Nitzan, artistic director told Israel21c. "As soon as local theatre is authentic in its place, it has an opportunity abroad. If you look at Kurosawa's films for example, they are very local and very Japanese. When they retain their identity and if they're excellent, they have a chance abroad. Our Hamlet is honest and genuine. It crosses the barrier of language."

During 2005, Hamlet was performed 218 times and through its run, has caught the attention of festival organises across the globe.

As well as the Washington event in 2007, Hamlet will be performed on May 3 this year at a Romanian festival and also at the Stuttgart International Theatre Festival in November.

For over 60 years, the Cameri Theatre has been putting on plays and musicals in Hebrew. Recently its Hebrew version of Mel Brooks' The Producers was staged.

For more information: www.cameri.co.il



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