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In Photos: Egyptian play 'King Lear' fully booked in Jeddah

Yehia El-Fakharany congratulated Saudi Arabia 'for their current artistic renaissance' during a presser in Jeddah

Ahram Online , Wednesday 17 Jul 2019
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Famous Egyptian actor Yehia El-Fakharany, alongside a squad of stars, is celebrating the success of their Jeddah season staging of William Shakespeare's King Lear.

"The arts renaissance occurring in Saudi Arabia will surly inspire the new generation. I really I hope to see different art schools in the Kingdom soon," El-Fakharny stated during a press conference held in Jeddah on Sunday ahead of the first night of King Lear there.

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Directed by Tamer Karam, the famous play is starring many known actors, Heba Magdi, Rania Farid Shawki, Riham Abdel-Ghafour, Nidal El-Shafie, Ahmed Fouad Selim, Mohamed Fahim and many others.

King Lear was translated by professor Fatma Mousa, and the play includes music by producer Mostafa El-Halawany.

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El-Fakharany has been finding success in the play since its premier in April, as he has performed the same role with another crew at the National Theater for many years, gaining widespread appreciation from audiences and critics.

The play is produced by a newly established theatre production company, which has established four new halls across Cairo, launching with the comedic play Talat Ayam Fil Sahel (Three Days on the Coast) starring Mohamed Henedy early this year.

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