Helicopters Overhead as British Actors Bring Hamlet to Kabul

By Sayed Hassib KABUL, April 11 – Occasionally fighting to be heard over the clatter of helicopters flying into the nearby NATO headquarters, British actor Naeem Hayat delivers Hamlet’s reflections on mortality and retribution to a shivering audience in Kabul. He is part of a production of William Shakespeare’s most famous play by Britain’s Globe

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Gaza: Secrets and Lies

The Photographer, a play staged in Gaza, evokes Palestinian nostalgia BY Sami Abu Salem The 800 seats at Rashad Shawwa Cultural Center’s old theater in Gaza City were all taken, with dozens of people standing at the back or sitting on the floor, waiting for the curtains to open and the lights to be dimmed

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Countering Shame

Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced failed to see that Muslims do have a robust tradition of talking back to their texts   BY Sarah Eltantawi I saw Ayad Akhtar’s difficult play Disgraced this weekend at the Seattle Repertoire Theatre. The performance, which has been extended in Seattle and is featured elsewhere in the U.S., will be the

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