Hamlet Day

April 8, 2016
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Freiman Hall, first floor, Perez Building (School of Music)
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A multilingual reading of Hamlet– the most frequently performed and translated play in the world — by the students, faculty, alumni, and supporters of the University of Ottawa.
Highlights from the Event

List of languages and readers

Audio clips from the event

Photo gallery of our readers

Watch Robert Stacey (Department of English) recite Hamlet’s “To be or not to be” soliloquy in Klingon.


This event was a fundraiser for student refugees in collaboration with the World University Service of Canada. For more information about WUSC, visit their website or Facebook page.


“Each new  translation is a resurrection … for a writer there is no immortality save that conferred by foreign tongues.”

- John Pemble, Shakespeare Goes to Paris (2005)


Clip art courtesy of Discovery.com © 1998 Mark A. Hicks