Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"To be or not to be" cartoon

I found this political cartoon while looking for an example of sloganized use of a Hamlet quotation for a talk I'm giving at Tufts this week.  Many of my American hearers have trouble believing that "to be or not to be" can be a passionate call to arms.

It's by the Palestinian artist Naji Salim Hussein al-Ali (1937-1987); you can see more of his work here: http://shaeirrahhal.jeeran.com/selections/archive/2010/6/1059177.html

Monday, October 18, 2010

Seeking video of Arab/ic Shakespeare performances

The Global Shakespeares web archive at MIT has gone live -- with virtually no content on its Arab World section. There's only my placeholder introduction. 
Yalla! Let's send our archivist friends some video to include in the site.  Any leads can be sent to me or to Prof. Peter Donaldson, the site's editor-in-chief.