Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Performs Hamlet at Calais Jungle

Hamlet performance Calais Jungle
Actors from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre perform 'Hamlet' to migrants in the Good Chance Theatre Tent at Calais's Jungle camp, February 3. The show was part of the theater company's celebration of Shakespeare's birth. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Wednesday staged a special performance of Hamlet in front of 300 migrants in the "Jungle" camp in Calais, the BBC reports.

The performance was part of the London-based theater company's Globe to Globe tour, a two-year project that will take a 16-strong troupe to every country around the world to perform Hamlet for the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.

Shows have already taken place in migrant camps in Djibouti, Cameroon and Jordan.

The appearance at the Calais Jungle, home to an estimated 6,000 migrants, was arranged in partnership with Good Chance, an organization that has set up a theater space within the camp where it holds daily events, writing workshops, music and dance lessons and film nights, all aimed at piercing the "monotonous and unstable" environment in order to "convey the humanity that exists at the core of this international crisis."

Globe to Globe's next performance will be on February 8 for Libyan migrants in Malta.

Calais Jungle watches Hamlet
The performance was arranged in partnership with Good Chance, a theater company based within the camp that hosts daily events and workshops for the migrants. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Calais Jungle
Three hundred migrants gathered to watch the show at the Good Chance Theatre Tent. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Calais Jungle Hamlet performance
Actors from Shakespeare's Globe perform Hamlet to migrants at the Good Chance Theatre Tent in the Jungle Refugee Camp on February 3, 2016 in Calais, France. Prior to this, the Globe performed in camps in Cameroon and Jordan. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Calais Jungle
Refugees living in the Calais Jungle, home to an estimated 6,000 migrants, watch the Globe troupe perform 'Hamlet'. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Hamlet performed in Calais Jungle
The Globe to Globe tour is planning to take its production of 'Hamlet' to every country on Earth over the next two years. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
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