I recently visited Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. Before you enter the house itself, you pass through an exhibition and get bombarded with information.
A little fact stood out about Shakespeare's popularity. "While you have been watching this presentation," said the presenter of the short film, "a production of Hamlet will be underway somewhere in the world."
The fact reminded me about a blog post I wrote back in November last year in which I reported that Hamlet was voted Shakespeare's most popular play in a survey of actors, directors and writers. Looking back, I admit to being a little naive about the sheer scale of Hamlet's popularity!
So where are this week's productions of Hamlet? Have you just got back from the theatre? Perhaps you were in it? I'd love to read your Hamlet reviews big and small on About.com.
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