Theater

Richard III: An Arab Tragedy

 
 
Jun 9—Jun 12, 2009
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
BAM Harvey Theater
 
RUN TIME: 1hr 50min, no intermission
 
 
 
 
 
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Performances no longer available.
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Sabab / Sulayman Al-Bassam Theatre (Kuwait)
Adapted and directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam

"Al-Bassam's work is about as original and pulse-quickening as you could wish."
—The Times (UK )

In an oil-rich kingdom, a dictator's bloody rise to power becomes an allegory of our own times in Richard III: An Arab Tragedy, Kuwaiti director Sulayman Al-Bassam's groundbreaking remake of Shakespeare's Machiavellian masterpiece. Grainy TV confessions, sophisticated propaganda, and a wealth of Arab music and ritual lend themes of leadership, religion, and foreign intervention an uncanny relevance, turning this classic play into a cautionary contemporary tale.

This work was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of the Complete Works Festival

In Arabic with English titles