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Gender Politics In Islam At The Heart Of 'The Who And The What'15:00
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Rom Barkhordar as Afzal and Joseph Marrella as Eli. (Courtesy T. Charles Erickson)
Rom Barkhordar as Afzal and Joseph Marrella as Eli. (Courtesy T. Charles Erickson)
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A new play from the Huntington Theatre Company examines the controversial gender politics of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" — through the lens of Islamic culture.

"The Who and the What," by Pakistani playwright Ayad Akhtar, focuses on a young woman, Zarina, who questions the religious tenets she's been brought up with, and is forced to face the consequences from her conservative father.

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Ayad Akhtar, playwright of "The Who And The What" and the Pulitzer prize-winning drama, "Disgraced." He tweets @ayadakhtar.

This segment aired on April 10, 2017.

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