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Drama on 3: Love is Not New in This Country

Synopsis
A radio drama based on the true story of the creation of a Afghan theatre company by the German-Syrian actress and director, Corinne Jaber. It’s 2005 and the Taliban have been defeated in Afghanistan. Corinne works with the actors to perform Shakespeare’s "Love’s Labour’s Lost" in Dari. The actors are empowered by the freedom to be themselves within the company. However, the actresses have to contend with death threats from the Taliban.

"Love is not New in This Country" is based on the book, "A Night in the Emperor’s Garden" by Stephen Landrigan and Qais Akbar Omar.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
4 Feb 2018 at 21:30 (Channel: BBC3)
Duration
60 mins

Credits

Director
Jeremy Mortimer
Producer
Joby Waldman
Music
Milad Yousofi
Sound Design
Alisdair McGregor
Cast
Amita DhiriCorinne
Géhane StrehlerBreshna
Jumaan ShortShahla
Mustafa AryanTawab
Nathalie ArminParwin
Nima TaleghaniQais
Paul ChahidiKabir
Philip ArdittiNabi
Sarah AghaMarina

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Subjects
Shakespeare

Online Availability

Online URL
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qcyy4
Online format
Streamed

Production Company

Name

Reduced Listening Productions

Distributor

Name

BBC Radio 3

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