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Hamlet Wakes Up Late
By Mamduh Adwan

An English-language premiere!

Translated by Margaret Litvin
Adapted & directed by Rebekah Maggor
Music by guest composer-in-residence Kinan Abou-afach
Choreography by Jumay Chu and Niara Hardister
Fight choreography by Jacob Lehman


With a special appearance by members of the Cornell Fencing Team

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 7:30pm
November 18, 2017 at 2pm & 7:30pm
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, Government Department, Comparative Literature, Music Department, American Studies, and the Carl Becker House.

Tickets: $15 Adults. $8 for All Students, Seniors, and Cornell Faculty/Staff/Alumni.

**Please note that assistive listening systems may not be available for all events.