Palestinian, British actors perform Shakespeare in Jericho
Published Saturday 21/04/2012 (updated) 22/04/2012 10:47
A view of ruins at Hisham palace, Jericho.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A local Palestinian theater group teamed up with a British company to stage a version of William Shakespeare's Richard II in Jericho on Friday.
Palestinian Theater group Ashtar and London's Globe Theater staged the production in the ruins of Hisham's palace as part of the Globe to Globe international theater festival.
"We chose Hisham’s Palace, because it’s a historical place, and we’re trying to revive the historical sites, culturally," actor and co-founder of Ashtar theater Edward Muallem was quoted as saying by official Wafa news agency.
"This is the first time for us as actors to have a play in a historical, open-air theater. Our task is to transform stones into culture," he added.
The Globe to Globe festival will stage 37 Shakespearean plays in 37 countries in 2012, in partnership with local theater companies.