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Richard III: An Arab Tragedy

Synopsis
A video recording, using a single, fixed camera, of the Sulayman al-Bassam Theatre’s production of Richard III with Fayez Kazak as King Richard. The production was commissioned for the Complete Works Festival. Adapted and directed by Sulayman Al-Bassam.
Language
Arabic (U.A.E.)
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
15 Feb 2007

Credits

Director
Sulayman al-Bassam
Music
Lewis Gibson
Production Design
George Tomlinson
Costume
Abdulla al Awadi
Cast
Monadhl DaoddKing Edward IV
Amal OmranPrince Edward (Prince of Wales)
Jassim al-NabhamEmir Clarence (George, Duke of Clarence)
Amal OmranQueen Margaret
Bashar AbdullahEmir Grey (Lord Grey)
Bashar AbdullahEmir Rivers (Lord Rivers)
Carole AbboudQueen Elizabeth
Christopher HarveyEarl of Richmond
Fayez KazakRichard, Duke of Gloucester, later King Richard
Jassim al-NabhamEmir Stanley (Stanley, Earl of Derby)
Maritez JulapangMaid
Monadhl DaoddSir William Catesby
Nadine Joma’aMistress Shore
Nadine Joma’aLady Anne
Nicolas DanielLord Mayor of London
Nicolas DanielHastings
Raymond HosniPalace Advisor (Duke of Buckingham)
Sulayman al-BassamAmbassador

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Sulayman al-Bassam Theatre
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Richard III
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works Festival (Stratford upon Avon 2006-7)

Notes

Notes
Performed in Arabic with English surtitles directed by Wafa’a Al-Fraheen.
History
The production played at the Swan Theatre 8-17 February 2007 as part of the Complete Works Festival.

The production was recorded from its staging at the Harvey Theatre, Brooklyn Academy in June 2011. The recording is catalogued separately on this database.
Textual information
Arabic translation by Mehdi Al-Sayigh.

Production Company

Name

Royal Shakespeare Company

Web
https://www.rsc.org.uk External site opens in new window
Address
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Waterside
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6BB

Archive

Name

Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive

Email
scla@shakespeare.org.uk
Web
https://www.shakespeare.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01789 204016 (bookings)
Fax
01789 262073
Address
Henley Street
Stratford-upon-Avon
CV37 6QW

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