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23 May 2010

Washington National Opera's 'Hamlet' done in Cold War style

By: Barbara Mackay [Washington Examiner, 23 May 2010]

If you haven’t seen the Washington National Opera’s production of “Hamlet” at the Kennedy Center yet, you might not understand how anyone could dream of setting Ambroise Thomas’ 1868 opera in “Denmark, fallen behind the Iron Curtain.”

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