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Malaysian Shakespeare: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Posted on 25 April 2013

Venue : penangpac @ Straits Quay

Phone # : +604 8991 722 / 2722

Ticket price : RM28

Date : 25 – 27 April 8.30pm
28 April 3pm

Facebook : Shakespeare Demystified

We are deeply skeptical of Shakespeare. Perhaps we have been conditioned by our school experiences. We have been forced to learn his plays. And even though we have been told that he is the world’s best playwright, we suspect that he is overrated and we could write something ten times better if we had the time and motivation. Perhaps we have seen a few movies adaptations of his plays, and the language sounds like it came from last century. Hasn’t anyone written anything as good since then? What’s so special about his plays in the first place?

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“What are you doing in Malaysia?”

Posted on 4 March 2013

“Welcome to Readings, I’m Sharon Bakar,” said the host Amir Muhammad. Sharon Bakar, the organizer, was seated in the front row, taking a break from her hosting duties. The readings usually take place in front of Hamir Soib’s Tak ada beza, a 4-panel painting of pigs walking on their hind legs. This time, the readings took place in another part of Seksan Gallery, in front of a series of mixed-media works by students from Universiti Teknologi MARA. Reading@Seksan’s 9th anniversary was last month, but this month’s event is bigger. Why? Tash Aw is reading. His first novel, Harmony Silk Factory, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Novel. Nobel laureate Doris Lessing said the book is “unputdownable.”…

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