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Hamlet Wakes Up Late

Hamlet Wakes Up Late

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By Mamduh Adwan
Translated by Margaret Litvin
Adapted & directed by Rebekah Maggor 

In this biting political satire of Shakespeare's tragedy by renowned Syrian poet and playwright Mamduh Adwan, Hamlet is a narcissistic prince, blissfully unaware of his people's bleak reality. Distracted by drink and theatre rehearsals, Hamlet fails to notice the rise of a brutal plutocratic dictatorship. 

The production, adapted and directed by PMA assistant professor Rebekah Maggor, brings together text, original music, and movement to explore past and present events in Syria, while at the same time pushing the boundaries of our contemporary political conversation in the U.S. 

November 10, 11, 16 & 17, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. 
November 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Flex Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Cosponsored by the Society for the HumanitiesCornell Council for the ArtsClarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North AfricaNear Eastern Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and Carl Becker House.