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To celebrate the release of Four Arab Hamlet Plays, a special evening of readings and discussion will take place at the Segal Theatre in New York on March 14, 2016. Co-editor of the book Margaret Litvin, Arab World Regional Editor for the MIT Global Shakespeares Video and Performance Archive, will participate via Skype.

The book features the plays:

  • Nabyl Lahlou (Ophelia is Not Dead, Morocco, 1968)
  • Mamduh Adwan (Hamlet Wakes Up Late, Syria, 1976)
  • Nader Omran (A Theatre Company Found a Theatre and Theatred “Hamlet”, Jordan, 1984)
  • Jawad al-Assadi (Forget Hamlet, Iraq, 1994)

plus an autobiographical sketch by Mahmoud Aboudoma (“Gamlet” is Russian for “Hamlet”, Egypt, 2006).

For more details about this event, please visit:

Four Arab Hamlet Plays, edited by Marvin Carlson and Margaret Litvin with Joy Arab. Published by TCG for the Martin E. Segal Theater Center, City University of New York.


Available from Amazon or the Segal Center, and soon from TCG.




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