Best quotes from Shakespeare's works displayed in Hanoi

Shakespeare's most famous written lines are on display in an exhibition at the Cultural Exchange Center at 50 Dao Duy Tu Street in the Old Quarter of Ha Noi from now until October 15.

The event themed “Shakespeare Lives in Words” presents more than 30 quotes from such classics as Hamlet, Macbeth, the Tempest and Romeo and Juliet, amongst others powerfully show that the verse, though created nearly half a millennium ago, is still alive and kicking.

They include “To be or not to be”; “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” ; “We know what we are, but know not what we may be”, “ Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind”.

The event is part of the British Council’s global program “Shakespeare Lives” 2016 celebrating Shakespeare’s works and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.

The “Shakespeare Lives” global campaign in Vietnam comprises a series of events and activities throughout the country, such as the “Shakespeare Lives in Photography” competition, held earlier this year, attracted 200 entries and produced 11 winners; "Shakespeare Lives in Sonnets" translation competition drawing more than 250 entries nationwide,

There is also a month-long season of Shakespeare films in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from October 8-29. The season will include films adapted from the works of Shakespeare, such as Romeo and Juliet, Much ado about nothing, Richard III, and Hamlet. They will be screened at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) in Hanoi and Hoa Sen University in HCM City every Saturday.


By Kim Khanh

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