A Night in the Emperor's Garden: A True Story of Hope from Afghanistan

A Night in the Emperor's Garden: A True Story of Hope from Afghanistan

by Qais Akbar Omar, Stephen Landrigan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910376126
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication date: 09/15/2015
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Qais Akbar Omar is the author of A Fort of Nine Towers, which has been published in over twenty languages, and has written for the New York Times and the Atlantic. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Boston University and was a 2014–15 Scholars at Risk Fellow at Harvard University. Stephen Landrigan is a former journalist for the Washington Post and BBC Radio. He lives in Massachusetts, where he tends a small orchard near Boston. His play Pan Beaters won first prize in London Weekend Television’s Play on Stage Awards in 1989, and his dramatization of V. S. Naipaul’s Miguel Street has been staged in London, Edinburgh, and Dublin.

Table of Contents


Author’s Note
Naw Ruz. The New Day
Kabul March 2005.

A Night in the Emperor’s Garden
A Gathering of Players
Kabul. March 2005.
A World of Possibilities
Kabul. March 2005.
Selecting a Play
Paris. April 2005.
Making the Script
Kabul. May and June 2005.
Casting the Boys
Kabul. May 2005.
Settling In
Kabul. April 2005.
Casting the Girls
Kabul. Marches 2005.
Searching for Marina
Kabul. June 2005.
Rehearsals, Act One
Kabul. June 2005
Rehearsal, Act Two
Kabul. July 2005.
Tea with Shakespeare
Kabul. June and July 2005.
The Meaning of Love
Kabul. June 2005
Behind the Scenes
Kabul. June 2005.
Rehearsals, Act Three
Kabul. August 2005.
“This Theater of Heaven”
Kabul. August 2005.
Exits and Entrances
Kabul. August 2005.
Expulsion of the Russians
Kabul. August 2005.
Performance
Kabul. 31 August 2005.
The Queen’s Palace
Kabul. 4 September 2005.
A Night in the Emperor’s Garden
Kabul. 5 September 2005.

“The Scene Begins to Cloud”
Encores
Kabul. September 2005-April 2006.
Mazar-e-Sharif
Mazar-e-Sharif. May 2006.
Herat
Herat. May 2006.

Ten Years After
Ten Years After
2015

Glossary of Afghan Words
Acknowledgements
The Authors

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