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Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad

Synopsis
Video recording of Baghdad’s Iraqi Theatre Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company for the World Shakespeare Festival. The play is set in contemporary Baghdad and uses Iraq’s traditions of poetry, music and ritual. Montague and Capulet are here brothers making the lovers cousins. Directed by Daood Monadhil with Ahmed Salah Moneka and Sanwa Rasool in the title roles.
Language
Arabic
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Recording date
2012
Duration
90 mins

Credits

Director
Monadhl Daodd
Music
Ali Khassaf
Production Design
Jabbarjodi Alabodi
Cast
Ahmed Salah MonekaRomeo
Sanwa RasoolJuliet
Fikrat SalimMercutio
Ameer HusseinBenvolio
Haider MonathirCapulet
Maimoon AbdalhamzaMontague

Additional Details

Theatre
Swan Theatre
Theatre company
Iraqi Theatre Company
Production type
Stage Recordings
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); World Shakespeare Festival 2012

Notes

Notes
In Arabic with English surtitles.
The director speaks about the production at http://thespace.org (accessed 7/2012).
History
The production played 26 April - 5 May 2012 at the Swan Theatre and from 27-30 June at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.
Textual information
Daood’s text translated by Raad Mushatat and Deborah Shaw,

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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