6th October - 24th October 2009
By Abdelkader Benali
Director Teunkie van der Sluijs
Performed by William el-Gardi
Shakespeare meets the Middle East in this 2008 Edinburgh Fringe hit.
Yasser, a young and idealistic Palestinian actor, is preparing to play Shakespeare's notorious Jew, Shylock. But he's just been robbed of all his props and costume.
A poignant and playful monologue about identity, acting and a pound of flesh, and about why the Arab understands Shylock better than anyone else.
"Pick of the festival" The Times Critical List
Official Website: http://www.arcolatheatre.com/?action=showtemplate&sid=370
Added by Nzd on October 10, 2009