19 February 2007

Re-inventing Shakespeare

Hope nobody's dreaming about an indefinite run on Broadway, cause I'm thinkin'... not a snowball's chance in Jedda...

Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company is for the first time putting on a play in Arabic at its main theatre in William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon.

"What we've done is uproot the play from its Englishness and its Christian framework - and replant it in an Arab context," he said.
From the comments...
"A Midsummer Night's Beheading"

"The Stoning of the Shrew"

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3 comments:

RJ said...

But you must hear Shakespeare in the original Klingon...

Anonymous said...

The Islamic Republic of Britain

Anonymous said...

"A Midsummer Night's Beheading"

"The Stoning of the Shrew"