Sifa 2022: Bangsawan spin on Shakespeare imagines 'the Wakanda of South-east Asia'

Fir Rahman (left) and Munah Bagharib in a rehearsal for Teater Ekamatra production Bangsawan Gemala Malam. ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH
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SINGAPORE - Teaming Shakespeare with bangsawan is "double trouble", director Aidli "Alin" Mosbit acknowledges with a mischievous chortle.

But the theatre veteran says Teater Ekamatra's bangsawan adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream is her dream project as it is an opportunity to show people what the traditional Malay opera theatre form can be.

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