The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy

The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy

This volume brings together for the first time three of Al Bassam's adaptations of Shakespearean plays - including versions of Hamlet, Richard III and Twelfth Night - collectively known as The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy.

Author: Sulayman Al Bassam

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472533326

Category: Drama

Page: 224

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Sulayman Al Bassam is one of the world's leading contemporary dramatists. His adaptations of Shakespeare, performed around the world, have won many awards and met with widespread acclaim on four continents. This volume brings together for the first time three of Al Bassam's adaptations of Shakespearean plays - including versions of Hamlet, Richard III and Twelfth Night - collectively known as The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy. The Al-Hamlet Summit sees the familiar characters of Hamlet reborn as delegates placed in a conference room in an unnamed modern Arab state on the brink of war; Richard III: an Arab Tragedy is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic, reworked and transplanted into the scorching oil-rich Islamic world of the Gulf; while The Speaker's Progress is a forensic reconstruction of Twelfth Night which transforms into an unequivocal act of defiance towards the state, forming a dark satire on the decades of hopelessness and political inertia that fed twenty-first-century revolts across the Arab region. The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy features an editorial introduction by Graham Holderness, positioning the plays within the contexts of both modern Shakespearean drama and Arab culture as well as an author's preface by Sulayman Al Bassam, detailing the plays' history of theatrical reception and outlining his philosophy of Shakespeare adaptation.
Categories: Drama

Richard III an Arab Tragedy

Richard III  an Arab Tragedy

"A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic revenge tragedy, reworked and transplanted into the scorching oil-rich Islamic world of the Gulf" "--

Author: Sulayman Al-Bassam

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1107447835

Category: Electronic books

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"A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's classic revenge tragedy, reworked and transplanted into the scorching oil-rich Islamic world of the Gulf" "--
Categories: Electronic books

Shakespeare and the Arab World

Shakespeare and the Arab World

See Al-Bassam, The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy; and Margaret Litvin, Saffron
Walkling and Raphael Cormack, 'Full of Noises: When “World Shakespeare” Met
the “Arab Spring”', Shakespeare 12, no. 3 (2016): 300–315. 9. For media
coverage ...

Author: Katherine Hennessey

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789202601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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Offering a variety of perspectives on the history and role of Arab Shakespeare translation, production, adaptation and criticism, this volume explores both international and locally focused Arab/ic appropriations of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. In addition to Egyptian and Palestinian theatre, the contributors to this collection examine everything from an Omani performance in Qatar and an Upper Egyptian television series to the origin of the sonnets to an English-language novel about the Lebanese civil war. Addressing materials produced in several languages from literary Arabic (fuṣḥā) and Egyptian colloquial Arabic (‘ammiyya) to Swedish and French, these scholars and translators vary in discipline and origin, and together exhibit the diversity and vibrancy of this field.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula

Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula

25. Ruth 1:16–17, King James Bible. Al-Bassam, Arab Shakespeare Trilogy, pp.
40–1. Ibid., p. 41. Ibid., p. 56. Al-Bassam's script calls for the actor to repeatedly
pronounce 'Is-' and 'Iz-' while white noise drowns out the subsequent syllables.

Author: Katherine Hennessey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137584717

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Since the turn of the millennium, the Arabian Peninsula has produced a remarkable series of adaptations of Shakespeare. These include a 2007 production of Much Ado About Nothing, set in Kuwait in 1898; a 2011 performance in Sharjah of Macbeth, set in 9th-century Arabia; a 2013 Yemeni adaptation of The Merchant of Venice, in which the Shylock figure is not Jewish; and Hamlet, Get Out of My Head, a one-man show about an actor’s fraught response to the Danish prince, which has been touring the cities of Saudi Arabia since 2014. This groundbreaking study surveys the surprising history of Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula, situating the current flourishing of Shakespearean performance and adaptation within the region’s complex, cosmopolitan, and rapidly changing socio-political contexts. Through first-hand performance reviews, interviews, and analysis of resources in Arabic and English, this volume brings to light the ways in which local theatremakers, students, and scholars use Shakespeare to address urgent regional issues like authoritarianism, censorship, racial discrimination and gender inequality.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation

Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation

Sulayman. AlBassam's. Arab. Shakespeare. Trilogy. Margaret. Litvin. One year
after the attacks of September 11, 2001, as NATO forces fought in Afghanistan
and sabers rattled over Iraq, the KuwaitiBritish director Sulayman alBassam and
his ...

Author: Alexa Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137375773

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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Making an important new contribution to rapidly expanding fields of study surrounding the adaptation and appropriation of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation is the first book to address the intersection of ethics, aesthetics, authority, and authenticity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Arab Shakespeare Trilogy . Bloomsbury Methuen Drama . New York , New
York , U.S.A. 2014 . Nezar AlSayyad The End of Tradition ? Ed . Nezar AlSayyad .
Routledge . London , England . 2004 . Making Cairo Medieval . Ed . Nezar ...

Author: Dār al-Āthār al-Islāmīyah (Kuwait, Kuwait)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0105991236

Category: Islamic art

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Categories: Islamic art

The Speaker s Progress

The Speaker s Progress

"A forensic reconstruction of Twelfth Night which transforms into an unequivocal act of defiance towards the state, forming a dark satire on the decades of hopelessness and political inertia that fed twenty-first-century revolts across the ...

Author: Sulayman Al-Bassam

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1107445032

Category: Middle East

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"A forensic reconstruction of Twelfth Night which transforms into an unequivocal act of defiance towards the state, forming a dark satire on the decades of hopelessness and political inertia that fed twenty-first-century revolts across the Arab region." "--
Categories: Middle East

The Al Hamlet Summit

The Al Hamlet Summit

"The Al-Hamlet Summit" sees the familiar characters of Hamlet reborn as delegates placed in a conference room in an unnamed modern Arab state on the brink of war."--

Author: Sulayman Al-Bassam

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ISBN: OCLC:56384195

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Petrol Station

Petrol Station

A remote petrol station lying fallow on the periphery of an unnamed country in the Arabian Gulf provides the background for a familial standoff in which the crimes, secrets, and broken loves of one generation make violent claims on the ...

Author: Sulayman Al Bassam

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 9781786821508

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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A remote petrol station lying fallow on the periphery of an unnamed country in the Arabian Gulf provides the background for a familial standoff in which the crimes, secrets, and broken loves of one generation make violent claims on the lives of the next. In this iconic setting, the brooding tensions between two half brothers are set alight by the arrival of a beautiful and dangerous woman on the run from the grips of a vicious civil war. Identity, ambition and betrayal play out in the contexts of war, oil and global migrancy.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare Quarterly

Shakespeare Quarterly

The Arab Takes on Shakespeare : Adaptation , Allusion , and the Struggle for
Artistic Identity in Egypt . ... ( Includes discussion of the influence of Shakespeare
in Carl Almqvist ' s trilogy , Jaktslottet , Hinden , and Baron Julius K * ] 902 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015046403989

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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

In his Trilogy , Newby focuses on the political aspect as presented through the
reactions of Egyptians and Englishmen . ... Shakespeare in Arabic : A study of the
translation , reception , and influence of Shakespeare's drama in the Arab world .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056078879

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

The American

The American

... the criticisms which he wishes to make , he employs the familiar but still
available device of writing as an Arab traveler ... The Famous Victories of Henry
the Fifth , ” the old play from which Shakespeare's Trilogy - Henry IV Two Parts ;
Henry ...

Author: Robert Ellis Thompson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015026083686

Category: Political science

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Categories: Political science

The Arab World

The Arab World

But , concerning this second stage , one can say that Mahfuz ' fictional world
contains men like Shakespeare ' s Iago or Cervantes ... Some Arab literary critics
consider The Trilogy to be the greatest novel written to date in the Arabic
language .

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000081478228

Category: Civilization, Arab

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Categories: Civilization, Arab

Mr Shakespeare of The Globe

Mr  Shakespeare of The Globe

Warde toured the United States for several decades with a short repertory of
Shakespeare and Victorian drama . ... of the Arabs , were no more . ... These last
remarks might be applied to John Barrymore ; this actor should more particularly
give us the Henry VI trilogy , for Barrymore's Richard III is too fine a conception to
 ...

Author: Frayne Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012965946

Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 396

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Study of shakespeare's background, private life, acting and writing career. Brief consideration of his writings.
Categories: Dramatists, English

Trilogy of Death

Trilogy of Death

... richly spilling from the shelves , at the Roubiliac busts set above the bookcases
, Homer , Dante , Shakespeare , Milton . ... She had never been back to the house
, and now that the Arabs had bought it and it had become a Moslem fortress ...

Author: P. D. James

Publisher: Scribner Book Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037664740

Category: Fiction

Page: 961

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Commander Adam Dalgliesh investigates a murder in a forensic science lab, Philippa Palfrey, an eighteen-year-old adoptee, learns that her natural mother was a murderess, and Cordelia Gray tries to solve the murder of houseparty guest
Categories: Fiction

The Danzig Trilogy

The Danzig Trilogy

ape theory : so it ' s no accident if chemistry is still in the hands , like the Arabs in
the past , a related race after all , hence the purely chemical tendency in
medicine , whereas ... And about Shakespeare we ' re still insufficiently informed .

Author: Günter Grass

Publisher: Fine Communications

ISBN: PSU:000046408860

Category: Fiction

Page: 1030

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Categories: Fiction

Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064551693

Category: Arts

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A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It fully covers 1,144 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals, and it indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journals.
Categories: Arts

Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern A Z

Library of the World s Best Literature  Ancient and Modern  A Z

During the period of his official bondage in Warsaw he produced his early
Byronic tales in verse : Hugo , ' a romance of the Crusades , Mnich ' ( The Monk ) ,
Jan Bielecki , ( The Arab , etc. ... Shakespeare superseded Byron ; but the master
now inspired and no longer dominated . ( Lilla Weneda , ' of later date , was the
second part of an unfinished trilogy , of which Balladyna ) was the first : the
design of ...

Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:096733926

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature