Shakespeare in Arabic

Al Bustan Festival 2016

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Mireille Maalouf,  actress, was born in Paris and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. After graduating from St Joseph French University of Beirut’s Law School, she trained as an actress under the direction of Lebanese director Mounir A. Debs before joining his theatre company. She performed in most of his Arabic productions ofSophocles, Euripides, Shakespeare, and Dostoievski playing parts such as Antigone, Jocasta, Lady Macbeth, Gertrude, or Maria Lebiadkin. In 1972 she performed and toured in “Le Déluge” with Debs company which won the price for best play at the East Berlin Festival 72. She then played the part of Halain Maroun Bagdadi’s Beyrouth Ya Beyrouth.

Rifaat Torbey, actor, Born in Chatine, North Lebanon on November 9, 1948
Has graduated from Beirut school of Modern Theater, and has been considered from the second generation in the Lebanese theater; He directed several theatric plays. 
In Cinema, he participated with many movie directors: Andree Jedaoun- Maroun Baghdadi- Samir Ghoussayni- Leila Assaf Tingrouth- Barhan Alawyiya- Samir Habchi and Joseph El Khoury
In TV, he worked with many TV directors: Chakib Khoury- Elie Saade- Antoine Remi- Bassem Nasr- Liliane El Boustany- Marc Boustany- Marwan Najjar and Joseph El Khoury.
He made many cultural documentary films for the Lebanese television and the French television TF3.
In festivals, he participated in the first and second theater festivals in Baghdad (Iraq) and in the Carthage festival (Tunis) and in leopels festival in Morocco. He participated as well in experimental theater festival in Cairo (Egypt) twice; the first time he was guest lecturer and in the second time he was member of the jury.

Performance will be held in Emile Bustani Auditorium.

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