Fools' Court, T. Fozilova

Fools' Court (adaptation of Hamlet and King Lear)   
Presented in Tajiki

King Lear has been exiled by his daughters, Hamlet by his uncle Claudius. Lear, accompanied by his Fool, meets Hamlet in a cemetery where they examine each other's lives. This performance includes extraordinary puppetry and audience participation.

T.Fozilova State Music and Drama Theatre, Konibodom, Tajikistan
Script and Direction: Ovlyakyli Khodjakuli
Original Text: William Shakespeare
Lights: Dadoev Shokhrukh
Stagehand: Vaitov Farrukh
Subtitles (Translator): Abbos Sharipov

Lear: Muhiddin Juraev
Hamlet: Farkhod Tukhtashev
Clown: Gairat Qodirov

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2016 Tour Dates and Location:
May, 2016, Tajikistan, as part of the 5th International Youth Theatre Festival “Nigohi Nav”

September 11 and 12, 2016, Shanghai, China, as part of the 9th International Experimental Shakespeare Festival

October 16, 2016, The Space, Isle of Dogs, London, UK, as part of the 1st Open Central Asian International Festival       

Support and Sponsorship:
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan
T. Fozilova National music and drama Theater

Photos by Susan Bennett, at the 9th International Experimental Shakespeare Festival