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Richard II

Synopsis
Video recording of Richard II staged at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as part of the Globe to Globe season. Performed by the Ashtar company from Ramallah and spoken in Palestinian Arabic. Sami Metwasi is Richard.
Language
Arabic
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
May 2012

Credits

Director
Conall Morrison
Writer
William Shakespeare
Music
Majaz Album
Production Design
Rajha Shakiry
Cast
Sami MetwasiKing Richard II
Bayan ShbibQueen Isabel
Hussein NakhleJohn of Gaunt
Nicola ZreinehBolingbroke
Iman AounDuchess of Gloucester
Amer KhalilBagot
Edward MuallemHenry Percy, Earl of Northumberland
Firas FarahDuke of Aumerle
George IbrahimEdmund of Langley, Duke of York
Ihab ZahdehThomas Mowbray
Iman AounGardener
Raed AyasaGreen

Additional Details

Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theatre company
Ashtar
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Richard II
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Complete Works; Globe to Globe season; World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

Notes
Scene description in English.
General
The Ashtar Theatre was established in Jerusalem in 1991 by Palestinian actors Edward Muallem and Iman Aoun. They tour the more remote areas of the Palestinian territories to serve audiences unable to reach Ashtar’s main base in Ramallah.
History
The performance played 4 & 5 May 2012
Textual information
Text editor: Gassan Zaqtan
Reviews
Erin Sullivan at http://bloggingshakespeare.com/year-of-shakespeare-richard-ii (accessed 5/2012).

Archive

Name

Shakespeare’s Globe

Contact
Librarian
Email
library@shakespearesglobe.com
Web
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 7902 1433
Fax
+44 (0) 7902 1401
Address
21 New Globe Walk
Bankside
London
SE1 9DT

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