Friday, August 05, 2005

Akhenaten à la Grèque
A review of Mahdi Bunduq's play and the recent staging of Akher Ayyam Akhnaton (The Last Days/Day of Akhenaten) comparing it with Alfred Farag's earlier The Fall of a Pharaoh. Both take on the reign of Akhenaten, dramatising the king's life. Bunduq "recklessly embraced the controversial and much debated details of Akhenaten's personal life and relationships and with a little help from the imagination wove them into a suspenseful family melodrama involving incest, murder and revenge". See the Al Ahram article above for more details and a detailed review of the plays, the storylines and the participants.

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