Bassam is hoping to set in motion a certain evolution in terms of support for theatre in his region. Although the Royal Shakespeare Company funded "Richard III," a substantial donation came from the Kuwaiti National Projects Holding Company.
Says Bassam: "It's important to mention that in terms of production it's not easy to stage something like this in the Arab world. In the Gulf there's no encouragement to invest in culture.
Want more drama? Here's some Entertainment News you probably could do without.
Pop superstar Michael Jackson has confirmed his conversion to Islam, according to reports in the Middle East.The Arab-Israeli newspaper Panorama claims Jackson has announced the move and revealed plans to move to Bahrain, where he has bought property.
A LEADING child psychologist has backed claims by a Bahraini MP that girls' schools have become a hotbed of lesbian activity.Batelco Centre for Family Violence Victims president Dr Banna Bu Zaboon added that all non-mixed schools in the Gulf are encountering a surge in homosexuality.
She said many girls she came across had admitted to having homosexual encounters at school.
However, Dr Bu Zaboon added this was not a new phenomenon.
And then my friend Rajawi sends me this weird news....
> >Asalaamulaikum wa rahmatullah
> >My dear brothers and sisters It has been brought to my attention
> >that there will be an awful film appearing soon in America which
> >depicts our Beloved Prophet (May the peace and blessings of Allah be
> >upon him) as a homosexual, just when we thought these people could
> >not stoop any lower!! Our beloved prophet was one of the greatest
> >men, and this is just a mockery of his life, we have a
> >responsibility as Muslims to do something about this... so act now,
> >all you have to do is sign your names below this email was sent to
> >me by a Christian friend, what are Muslim people doing about this
> >horrendous thing?? Remember Allah SWT is all knowing and all aware,
> >this is our deen that is being attacked we have a responsibility to
> >stop it!!! Please don't just forward it!! Please copy this message and paste
> >the text in a new e-mail, then add your name to the list and send it
> >to all your friends. When the list you sign reaches 500 names,
> >please send it to: - firstname.lastname@example.org And then start again...
> >IF WE WORK TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS.
> >Thank You.