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Al-Bassam Theatre Finds Modern Inspiration in Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’

Here’s the second in our broadcast series on “Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World,” which began Monday at the Kennedy Center. Tuesday evening, Jeffrey Brown profiled Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam, whose company is presenting a Shakespeare play with a twist, “Richard III: An Arab Tragedy.”

Link to the transcript and a downloadable audio version right here. And more information about the al-Bassam Theatre and a clip from “Richard III: An Arab Tragedy” can be found here.

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