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Sulayman Al-Bassam (Photo by Johnathon Player)

Shakespeare in the Arab World

This discussion examines Arab-Islamic interpretations of Shakespeare and why the Bard's stories work so well within a cultural context so seemingly far removed.

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This discussion examines Arab-Islamic interpretations of Shakespeare and why the Bard's stories work so well within a cultural context so seemingly far removed. Join Sulayman Al-Bassam, adaptor and director of Richard III: An Arab Tragedy, and other scholars as they explore the masterful intersection of these distinct cultural jewels.  Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World.  

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