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Play-ing it right

Each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays will be performed in a different language, including Arabic, Spanish and Urdu, during a theatre season in Britain to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.

art and culture Updated: Jan 25, 2011 03:12 IST
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Each of William Shakespeare’s 38 plays will be performed in a different language, including Arabic, Spanish and Urdu, during a theatre season in Britain to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games. Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in the British capital said that it would host the special season over six weeks, beginning next year on April 23, the playwright’s birthday. The shows include The Taming of the Shrew in Urdu, starring Pakistani television star Nadia Jamil as Katherine, and King Lear in Australian aboriginal languages to name a few.