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A Muslim Hamlet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1581  Thursday, 22 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Cheryl Newton <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 20 Sep 2005 16:33:25 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet

[2] 	From: 	Maijan H Al-Ruwaili <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 20 Sep 2005 23:49:19 +0300
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet


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From: 		Cheryl Newton <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Sep 2005 16:33:25 -0400
Subject: 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet

The only thing I've read in the newspaper so far was that an actor 
knocked over a burning candle.  "An investigation is underway." 
Interestingly, the production was not identified as Hamlet.

Cheryl Newton

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From: 		Maijan H Al-Ruwaili <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 20 Sep 2005 23:49:19 +0300
Subject: 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1567 A Muslim Hamlet

  Larry Weiss <
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 >I assume there was an investigation of the cause of the fire.  What
 >result?

All news blamed the incident on a candle flame that fell on the carpet. 
In my earlier post I said few died; now the death toll stands at 43. 
What a tragedy!

As the New York times of Sept. 6 had it,

BENI SUEF, Egypt, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A candle fell over and set fire to 
a crowded theatre in the south Egyptian town of Beni Suef on Monday 
night, killing 31 people and seriously burning 16 others, police and 
hospital sources said on Tuesday.

The candle, a prop in the play "Hamlet" at an experimental theatre 
festival in the town 100 km (60 miles) south of Cairo, set fire to 
carpeting and spread rapidly to the rest of the building, survivors of 
the blaze said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/06/international/africa/06egypt.html?ex=11272
75200&en=a3e3c139b22ea317&ei=5070

Maijan

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