Friday, June 22, 2012

If you are in London (Tunisian Macbeth)

Don't you love this headline from the Fulham Chronicle?
The Tunisian Scottish Play comes to Riverside

Here's the blurb:

A TUNISIAN version of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth is coming to Riverside Studios next month.
The Bard’s malevolent tyrant and his wife are reincarnated as the equally diabolical modern day duo Leila and Zine Ben Ali. Combining Shakespeare’s original text with film and reportage, the production looks at the way Arab leaders use, possess and perpetuate power.
The production will run at the studios from Wednesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 7 as part of The World Shakespeare Festival.
  • What? Macbeth: Leila and Ben – A Bloody History
  • Where? Riverside Studios, Hammersmith
  • When? Wednesday, July 4 to Saturday, July 7
  • Cost? £17.50-£22.50
  • Call: 020 8237 1111
Equally diabolical?  Arab leaders in general?  Never mind; go see the show and tell me what you think.

1 comment:

Emanuelle Degli Esposti said...

Hi Margaret,

Would you be interested in writing a piece for The Arab Review ( about Shakespeare in the Arab world? Please get in touch if so: editors[at]thearabreview[dot]org


Emanuelle Degli Esposti
Editor of The Arab Review