Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New Translation of Midsummer Night's Dream in Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Abd al-Raheem Youssef has just published a new translation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream in Egyptian colloquial Arabic. To my knowledge (and according to the translator), this is the first time anyone has undertaken such a project. Though there are a number of translations of Midsummer in Modern Standard Arabic, few exist in the Egyptian dialect. This is reflective of a growing trend of Shakespeare translations into colloquial Arabic. Certainly curious to see more!