Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Voice of the Bard in Brisbane

I was delighted to read that the University of Queensland is now hosting the VIII World Shakespeare Congress and that Professor Anwar Ibrahim is one of the many engaging speakers at this six-day event.

Professor Ibrahim was jailed by Dr Mahathir on trumped-up charges. Dr Ibrahim read the complete works of Shakespeare four times during the six years that he spent in solitary confinement in a tiny Malaysian prison cell. It helped him ‘escape’ his cell. He discusses his views on Shakespeare here.

2 comments:

Bring Back EP at LP said...

alas poor anwar I knew Mahathir
A man of infinite jest of most excellent fancy

Paul said...

two links on Anwar from our blog;
http://truckandbarter.com/mt/archives/2006/07/interview_with.html
http://truckandbarter.com/mt/archives/2006/07/podcast_of_the_4.html
-Paul