Shakespeare in Jericho echoes year of Arab strife

JERICHO, WEST BANK, Apr 24: A Shakespearean drama depicting the downfall of a prideful medieval king carried a modern-day message for a Palestinian audience that has watched upheaval play out in the Middle East. The Ashtar theatre company, based in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, delivered “Richard II” in the open-air courtyard of a ruined 8th-century palace in Jericho, one of the world’s most ancient cities. (agencies)