Arabic Shakespeare: Three Lessons
Lecture
Arabic Shakespeare: Three Lessons 

Open to the Public

Date

Time 06:30pm - 08:00pm

Location NYUAD Campus, Conference Center

Why and how have Arab writers and theatre directors since 1900 deployed Shakespeare’s plays? Where did they get their Shakespeare to begin with? Setting aside the clichés about Shakespeare’s alleged “universality,” this talk explores several episodes from the Arab Shakespeare tradition to show how they can illuminate not only the Arab theatre world but, more broadly, the interplay between international art forms, local expressive needs, and the historically weighted ties between modern literary cultures.

Image Credit: Ruud Jonkers

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Speaker

Margaret Litvin Associate Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Boston University