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dc.contributor.authorAl-Bassam, S.
dc.contributor.authorHolderness, G.
dc.identifier.citationAl-Bassam , S & Holderness , G 2006 , The Al-Hamlet summit . University of Hertfordshire Press .
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/5895
dc.descriptionFull text of this book is not available in the UHRA
dc.description.abstractThe room is set up like a conference hall somewhere in the Arab world, or perhaps like the legislative assembly of a small modern state. There are desks with push-button microphones and headsets. Behind, there is a screen, as if someone planned to give a Powerpoint presentation. But the names on the desks are the familiar characters from "Hamlet". The setting of Sulayman Al Bassam's powerful, disturbing version of the "Hamlet" story is a modern Middle-Eastern state whose old king has just died, to be replaced by his brother, a ruthless, westernised dictator who has married the old king's wife to legitimise his rule, and calls his regime a "new democracy".en
dc.publisherUniversity of Hertfordshire Press
dc.titleThe Al-Hamlet summiten
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature and Creative Writing
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionEnglish Literature

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