Cymbeline to perform in Juba Arabic as part of the globe Globo World Shakespeare Festival
Your country is less than nine months and has yet to face the consequences of decades of war, widespread poverty and an education system in dire need of repairs, with about 80% of the population illiterate . But a theater company of South Sudan wants to show another side of the country during his participation at the World Festival of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London.
Directed by directors Jose Abuk Dori and Alfred Ngbangu Uya Derik, southern Sudan Theatre Company will perform Cymbeline, whose themes of conflict resolution and dealing with a hostile power, and stir with the country's recent history. The two men visited the Globe this week in anticipation of their production, to be held in the theater in May.
Abuk describes acting in the theater as a rite of passage. "In Africa, when you reach the age of 15, 16 or 17 was sent home for an elderly person and recognized a few months after they graduate and be considered. Adult
"Nobody can send it to you and say, 'Son, go for the fire," as they mature. When it comes to the Globe, be initiated at the age adult. Talking out loud when we got home and say, 'Do not play with us because we are not a joke, because we went to the Globe. "
Part of the Cultural Olympiad, the Globe Globo World Shakespeare Festival will be 37 companies worldwide making it one of Shakespeare at the Globe in the languages ??of Armenia in Urdu by sign language UK. Although the official language of Southern Sudan is English, Cymbeline takes place in Juba Arabic, the language most spoken.
Abuk said "suffered greatly", while the translation of the work, first to do justice to the complexity of the language of Shakespeare, but Juba Arabic, a kind of pidgin Arabic , is usually not written.and Ngbangu
Thanks to the efforts of the British Council who supported this production, Shakespeare's plays were performed in the country, but years of war have left libraries and libraries in poor condition. aa