Shake 38

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Behind Barbed Wire
Ben Hubbard for the New York Times

On a rocky patch of earth in Zaatari Refugee Camp, Jordan, the king, dressed in dirty jeans and a homemade cape, raised his wooden scepter and announced his intention to divide his kingdom. So began a recent adaptation here of “King Lear.” For the 100 children in the cast, it was their first brush with Shakespeare, although they were already deeply acquainted with tragedy.

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