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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.

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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