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The Keepers of Infinite Space

Rooney, Caroline R. and El-Khairy, Omar (2014) The Keepers of Infinite Space. Performance type: Live play , 22 Jan - 16 Feb 2014, Park Theatre, London. Play. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Saeed is a bookseller in Nablus. His father Khalil is a property developer. They’re just an ordinary family, quietly building a new Palestine. Until one day Saeed is arrested and thrown into gaol. As his future disappears, Saeed finds that the answer to his problems may lie in the past, and in the secrets his father has kept from him… Since the Israeli occupation in 1967, Palestine has become a nation of prisons. Up to 40% of the male population have been detained under military orders. Virtually every family has seen at least one relative put behind bars, and entire generations have grown up facing the prospect of the cell. With the release of political prisoners a key part of the current peace process, The Keepers of Infinite Space explores the dynamics of the Israeli prison system to reveal its fraught legacy for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Omar El-Khairy (Sour Lips, Ovalhouse) is the Leverhulme Associate Playwright at the Bush Theatre. Zoe Lafferty (The Fear of Breathing, Finborough Theatre; Concrete Jungle, Riverside Studios; Gaza: Breathing Space, Soho Theatre and Sho Khman?, International Tour) is Associate Director of The Freedom Theatre Palestine and the Red Room. Caroline Rooney is a Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellow.

Item Type: Performance
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research
Depositing User: Kate Smith
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 08:58 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55127 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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