Friday, September 09, 2005
Shakespeare plays Kabul
A production of Love's Labour's Lost, set in Afghanistan and translated into the Dari language, has played to packed audiences in the capital city, Kabul.
Theatre is much more popular than television, said Afghan playwright Aziz Elyas.
But during the Taleban's time it wasn't allowed
The actresses in Love's Labour's Lost did not hide behind veils or burqas and were allowed to flirt with their co-stars - a strict taboo in the world beyond the playhouse
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