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Shakespeare and Sufism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1935  Monday, 25 October 2004

From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Sunday, 24 Oct 2004 01:25:45 +0100
Subject:        Shakespeare and Sufism

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,11711,1334860,00.html

Sufi or not Sufi? That is the question
Islam week at the Globe Theatre will link Shakespeare with a mystic
Muslim sect
Vanessa Thorpe, arts and media correspondent
Sunday October 24, 2004

The Observer

The influence of William Shakespeare on western culture has made him
arguably Britain's greatest export. Now it is being claimed that his
work resembles the teachings of the Islamic Sufi sect.

The argument will be put forward next month at Shakespeare's Globe
Theatre in London. It comes as part of a week of events focusing on
Islam to address concerns raised by the 'war on terror' and improve
understanding of the links between Islam and British culture.

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