Two of the best characters in the history of theater go head to head this month in Atlanta
By Andrew AlexanderThursday October 3, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Two of the world's greatest characters will make their appearances on Atlanta stages starting this weekend. The Atlanta Opera presents Puccini's Tosca at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Georgia Shakespeare presents Hamlet at the Conant Performing Arts Center. To brush up, you could spend hours poring over a Shakespeare compendium or listening to recordings while frantically trying to follow along with the English libretto. Or you could just spend five minutes before showtime with our handy Tosca-Hamlet cheat sheet. You're welcome.
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