'Romeo and Juliet' Takes on Local Twist in Gaza Performance

May 5, 2016 8:02 AM

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" has opened to audiences in the Gaza Strip, albeit with a distinctly Palestinian twist.

Instead of the forbidden love story of Renaissance-era European aristocracy, the star-crossed young couple in Gaza's version of the play is divided by politics stemming from the deep internal Palestinian split between two rival movements.

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