Chutzpah

Anyone for a night at the movies? Films about bloody dictators, perhaps?
As government troops fire on Eid demonstrators in cities including Hama and Homs, a Syrian newspaper announces a film festival in Damascus.  To wit: a festival will be held November 13-16 at the Al-Asad House for Arts and Culture, “under the patronage of Minister of Culture [and one-time respected playwright] Riad Ismat,” devoted to the films of Shakespeare.  The newspaper notes that hundreds of Shakespeare-based films have been made, “among the most prominent of which are Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, and Macbeth.”
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