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Thursday, September 2, 2010
Textual fundamentalists angry at Hani Afifi for postmodern adaptation
This unknown (to me) reviewer accuses the young adaptor/director Hani Afifi of "betraying Shakespeare's text," which the review (in Arabic) describes as "sacred." Afifi's I Am Hamlet is winning all kinds of prizes, including Best Actor at the 2009 CIFET.