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The life of human rights' fighter Raif Badawi is set for a cinematic portrayal, which will be narrated by his wife who has constantly campaigned for the Saudi blogger's freedom.

Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza's version is divided by politics stemming from the internal split between two rival movements.

The Arabic Shakespeares: Subversive, political, <em>and</em> entertaining

Marcia Lynx Qualey

The Arabic Shakespeares: Subversive, political, and entertaining

Arabic adaptations of Shakespeare's plays have been popular since the 1800s, but they differ from the original in key aspects, scholars and translators say.

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