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Shakespeare on the Arabian Peninsula


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1. All the Perfumes of Arabia.- 2. Shakespeare on the Peninsula in the 20th Century.- 3. Shakespeare in the University Classroom.- 4. Shakespeare in Performance at Gulf Universities.- 5. Shakespeare on Tour in the Gulf.- 6. Shakespeare and 'New Local' theatre in the UAE and Qatar.- 7. Shakespeare in Oman, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.- 8. Shakespeare in Kuwait.- Conclusion.

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Dr. Katherine Hennessey is Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Kuwait, where her scholarship focuses on theatre and cinema in the Arabian Gulf, Yemen, and Ireland. She has held academic appointments on the Palestinian West Bank and in Yemen and, before moving to Kuwait, was a Global Shakespeare Research Fellow at the University of Warwick and Queen Mary University of London and a Moore Institute Visiting Fellow at the National University of Ireland in Galway.Hennessey is the author of numerous articles on the performing arts in Yemen and the Gulf. She is also co-editor, with Margaret Litvin, of the anthology Shakespeare in the Arab World (Berghahn, 2019); director of the short film Shakespeare in Yemen, which was screened in June 2018 at the Signature Theatre in New York City; and translator of Wajdi Al-Ahdal's A Crime on Restaurant Street, the first Yemeni play to appear in English.

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