Blackfriars Research fellow receives honour.
Shakespeare around the world: the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet between East and West
Tuesday 14th June
Yvette says: I examine two musical Egyptian films claiming to be based on Romeo and Juliet, Muhammad Karim’s Mamnu‘ al-Hubb (No Love Allowed, 1942) and Kamal Salim’s Shuhada’ al-Gharam (The Martyrs of Love, 1944), which seem to turn ancient feuds into modern combat of cultural clashes. I ask: Are these films concerned with Shakespeare or do they focus on local / regional socio-political issues? How might we compare them to Western Romeo and Juliet films of the same period? What, if anything, can they tell us about Shakespeare’s presence and reputation in the wider world?