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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/16/2011

At the Olympics Mark Rylance will do some “pop-up” Shakespeare

Hopefully some tickets to next summer’s Olympics in London will be part of your holiday gifts.

And not just because you want to see Michael Phelps go for the gold.
Actor Mark Rylance (Jennifer S. Altman/The Washington Post)

You might want to check out award-winning actor Mark Rylance who promises to roam the streets, approach visitors and recite Shakespeare’s immortal words. “Pop-up” Shakespeare will feature Rylance and about 50 other troubadours.

Our colleague theatre critic Peter Marks wrote Rylance is the “51-year-old dramatic virtuoso who in the past three years has given three of the most talked-about straight-play performances on Broadway and has taken home two best-actor Tonys in the process.” He’s also an acclaimed Shakespear actor, portraying Hamlet early in his career. Just that experience will provide plenty of lines for his upcoming street act.

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