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An Arabian Night with Swedish Direction: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Egypt and Sweden, 2003

Robert Lyons

Abstract

In recent years, refugees from the Middle East have been arriving in Sweden in considerable numbers, and the need for and extent of cooperative work between Swedish and Arab performing artists is constantly increasing. Karim Rashed from Iraq, now living in Malmö, performed in his own prize-winning bilingual play about loyalty issues among refugees, I Came to See You, in a mixed cast of established Swedes and recent arrivals at the Malmö City Theatre in southern Sweden last year.

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