Adaptor 1 Jaber, Corinne
Adaptor 2 Landrigan, Stephen
Date of First Production September 2005
Title Love’s Labour’s Lost
Director Corinne Jaber
Place of First Production The Kabul Theatre, Kabul, Afghanistan
Production Company The Foundation for Culture and Civil Society with major support from The British Council
Technical Design/Direction
Assistant Director: Qais Akbar Omar
Costume Design: Shahla Nawabi
Breshna Bahar
Faizal Azizi
Arif Bahonar
Kabir Rahimi
Laila Hamgam
Marina Gulbahari
Nabi Tanha
Parween Mushtael
Sabah Sahar
Shah Mohammad Noori
Wajma Bahar
Mustafa Haidari
Year Play Written 2005
Secondary Materials Carroll, William C. “Love’s Labour’s Lost in Afghanistan”. Shakespeare Bulletin. 28.4 (2010): 443 – 458.

Adaptor 1 Biography Corinne Jaber is a German-Canadian actress and director. Daughter of a Syrian Kurdish father and a German-Hungarian mother, she has long felt an artistic pull to Eastern, and particularly Muslim, cultures. In addition to her stage role in Peter Brook’s The Mahabharata, Jaber has acted with the Royal Shakespeare Company and toured Europe in a bilingual production of Bruce Myers’ A Dybbuk for Two People. In 2001 she was awarded the Moliere Prize—the French equivalent of the Tony—for best actress in Richard Kalinowski’s Beast on the Moon, the story of Armenian genocide survivors who meet for an arranged marriage in Wisconsin.
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Synopsis Adapted from a Persian translation by an Iranian scholar, Alaeddin Pazargadi, the play’s setting has been changed from Shakespeare’s French Navarre to Afghanistan and is spoken in Dari, a more ancient version of Farsi. The play’s “masque of Muscovities” has been transformed – given the still-fresh and painful memories of the Societ invasion and occupation – to a masque of Indians, with other Bollywood elements added in, such weaving slapstick Bollywood songs into the play.

Carroll, William C. “Love’s Labour’s Lost in Afghanistan”. Shakespeare Bulletin. 28.4 (2010): 443 – 458.
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