Directing the award-winnning Yasser
21st October 2009
Director Teunkie van der Sluijs tells Aleks Sierz about his production of Abdelkader Benali’s Yasser (Arcola), a monologue about a Palestinian actor who is performing Shakespeare’s Shylock. It is staged by Double Agent, an Anglo-Dutch theatre company. Recorded at the Arcola Theatre, London.
The real task was to translate a piece that was originally written in a very beautiful way, in a heightened stream-of-consciousness style.