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An Arabic theatre revolution at the Comédie Française

Paris’ Comédie Française theatre is the home of French greats Molière, Racine, and more. But now the world’s oldest national theatre company is presenting its first ever Arabic play. We meet director Sulayman Al-Bassam – who tells us why it’s not just the play’s themes of prostitution and homosexuality that make it a revolutionary piece.

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