The Theater: The Actors Are Come Hither

Elsinore's rugged Kronborg Castle, setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet, still makes traveling players as welcome as its most famed tenant once did. Since 1937, Denmark has been inviting foreign troupers to re-enact the tragedy right at the scene of the crimes. (Among its title-role guests: Sir Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud.) Next week, at the latest revival, Elsinore's visiting players will have traveled for the first time all the way from the U.S.

The Americans, flown to Denmark by the U.S. Air Force, were dispatched by Virginia's Barter Theater on its first international junket. From...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!