Hamlet Wakes Up Late

‘Adwān, Mamdūḥ 1978

Published 1976; performed January 1978

Author: Mamdūḥ ‘Adwān (Syrian, sometimes also spelled Mamduh Udwan, ممدوح عدوان)

Synopsis:

The drunkard theatre-director Prince Hamlet awakens too late to the political implications of his father’s murder, his uncle’s dictatorship, and the kingdom’s impending peace deal with Fortinbras; Hamlet is condemned in a show trial and executed.