Check out the story behind ASF’s World Premier All the Shah’s Men by Matthew Spangler, based on the book by Stephen Kinzer. Interested in sponsoring the show? Contact William Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can make contributions here.
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The Arabian Shakespeare Festival is proud to present Shakespeare’s classic Hamlet. This unique production imagines the story through a traditionally Arab interpretation- a man destined to bring justice to his country’s political system, regardless of the personal cost.
ASF’s takes inspiration from the Hamlet described in Margaret Litvin’s Four Arab Hamlet Plays as “the archetypal Arab reading of the character: not the self-conscious dreamer familiar to western audiences but a nationalist revolutionary, a fighter for justice brutally martyred by the Claudius regime,” and Abdullah Al-Dabagh’s Shakespeare, the Orient and the Critics which describes the play “not [as] the tragedy of a man who could not make up his mind, but of one who all too decisively faced and accepted his destiny.”
ASF’s production will play November 2nd – November 19th, Thursdays- Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 2pm, at the Royce Gallery (2901 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA