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Can western culture quell the middle east fires?

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Submitted by Sarah Levine Simon (United States), Mar 10, 2017 at 11:23

The Shah of Iran by arrangement with the US State Department brought over western artists with the same objectives. Benevolent he wasn't.

I know theater professionals, musicians etc. including my own husband who earned good money on these tours. The last theater workshop my husband conducted was two weeks before the revolution. He was encouraging the actors to try Shakespear's tragedies but they told him no. It was forbidden to do plays about the death of kings.


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However Turkey NOT in Europe ... [29 words]Jean-Maurice PARNETMar 12, 2017 12:15237552
1Gulf States [80 words]GabeMar 12, 2017 10:53237550
every one likes you mr pipes [19 words]NEOMar 11, 2017 02:28237494
3ROSO [224 words]DONALD EDLINMar 10, 2017 12:09237477
Oman concert [2 words]AnneMar 10, 2017 11:40237476
Can western culture quell the middle east fires? [77 words]Sarah Levine SimonMar 10, 2017 11:23237473
Thank you for a very uplifting article [89 words]PrashantMar 11, 2017 12:00237473

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