Theatre

Syrian Stories in Beirut

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Syrian Stories in Beirut

An all-female cast of Syrian refugees create a haunting and deeply tragic rendition of Sophocles seminal work "Antigone", says Sophia Smith Galer.

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An ancient tale for a modern era

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An ancient tale for a modern era

Raphael Cormack reviews Ahmed el-Alfy's production of Ali Salem's Comedy of Oedipus, reincarnated this month in London as part of the biannual Shubbak Festival celebrating arts and culture in the Middle East.

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Who’s really wearing the mask?

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Who’s really wearing the mask?

A new production at the Ovalhouse explores the multiple layers of meaning behind the story of Amina Arraf, the "Gay Girl in Damascus" who shot to worldwide notoriety in June last year with her revealing blog posts about the situation in Syria.

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A war of ideas

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A war of ideas

A complex and intriguing new production at London's The Yard Theatre explores the current situation in Iraq through the framework of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. The results are both bold and chillingly astute, say our editors.

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Re-Orienting the story

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Re-Orienting the story

Haleh Hatami, Artistic Associate of Golden Thread Productions, talks to playwright Mona Mansour about her upcoming collaboration with the ReOrient Theatre Festival scheduled to take place in San Francisco this November.

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