Item description for The Al-Hamlet Summit by Graham Holderness Sulayman Al-Bassam...
Powerful and disturbing, this version of the Hamlet story is set in a modern Middle Eastern state whose leader has just died, to be replaced by his brother, a ruthless, Westernized dictator who juggles petro-dollars, arms dealers, and democratic slogans in an attempt to quell the rising tides of Islamic extremism. Presenting a composite of many Arab concerns that affect peoples from the Arabian Gulf to the Atlantic and beyond, it is a concrete and poetic formulation of an Arab viewpoint, combining aspects of the Arab oral-poetry tradition with the rhetoric of modern-day politics. It is Hamlet as pure, dangerous politics.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher University Of Hertfordshire Press
ISBN 190280662X ISBN13 9781902806624