Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Richard III: An Arab Tragedy


The Culture Project/Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre, directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam.
Following the international success of The Al-Hamlet Summit, the Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre Company returns to the UK with a new Arabic version of Richard III, specially commissioned for the Complete Works Festival.
Set in the contemporary Arab world, this production of Richard III unfolds within the hothouse, feudal atmosphere of desert palaces in an oil-rich kingdom. In this world of tribal allegiances, family in-fighting and absolute power, the questions of leadership, religion and foreign intervention that are at the heart of Shakespeare's play, take on powerful new meanings in a modern Arab-Islamic context.
The production is a window into the often misunderstood world of the Arabian Gulf in all its richness: its social customs, musical heritage and some of its darker mystical rituals.
Performed in Arabic with English surtitles, with a company of actors from across the Arab World, accompanied by a live Arab musical score.
Richard III - an Arab tragedy runs at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 8 - 17 February 2007, for 12 performances only.
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15 Comments:

Blogger Bahraini Rants said...

mamafus,

what the dill with your sporadicity?

6:26 AM  
Blogger Jewaira said...

Thanks for posting about this and best of luck to Al-Bassam for his wonderful work.
If there are performances due in kuwait any time I hope we hear about them ahead of time

7:31 AM  
Blogger Mama Fusla said...

Bahraini rants

there is no dill, its the fusla factor: sporadic, irratic, fantastically automatic...

Jewaira
This will never be shown in Kuwait unless privately since its very contraversial, playing on stories of our century which depict political turmoil in the region and the power struggle in the arab world...I would think it might offend more than just a few..

10:53 PM  
Blogger Shurouq said...

Heard a great review on the play 3al BBC radio.. I loved his Kalila wa Dimna I can't wait to see this one.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Bahraini Rants said...

this blog detox has gone for too long..

1:52 AM  
Blogger Lilleez said...

Thanks for the post! i love to be updated on middle-eastern performances!

5:32 AM  
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6:30 AM  
Blogger hamdool said...

i saw this play here in Kuwait & enjoyed every moment ..
I think they are going to Syria next week, then Paris ..

GREAT TOUR

1:56 AM  
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9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shakespeare sux.

Big time.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous عرب كول said...


thank you

مدير موقع عرب كول

3:42 AM  
Anonymous بي اس آي جيرماني said...



thank you

مدير موقع بي اس آي جيرماني

3:44 AM  
Anonymous وى كير said...


thank you

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4:14 AM  
Anonymous الرضا لنقل العفش said...

thank you

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الرضا لنقل العفش

2:03 AM  
Anonymous شركه تنظيف said...

thank you

مؤسسة تنظيف

5:51 AM  

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