• Short Summary

    THE ANCIENT LEBANESE CITY OF BAALBEK OPENED ITS 10TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 9).?

  • Description

    THE ANCIENT LEBANESE CITY OF BAALBEK OPENED ITS 10TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ON WEDNESDAY (AUGUST 9). IT IS A RATHER SHORTENED VERSION OF THE USUAL FESTIVAL, MANY OF THE PLANS HAVING SEEN CANCELLED AS A RESULT OF THE HOSTILITIES OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

    THE FESTIVAL IS STAGED IN THE CLASSICAL RUINS OF BAALBEK'S TEMPLES OF JUPITER AND BACCHUS. THE FIRST NIGHT CELEBRATIONS INCLUDED A PERFORMANCE OF A FOLKLORE SHOW ENTITLED 'LEBANESE NIGHTS'. THIS MUSICAL PLAY HIGHLIGHTS MANY OF THE IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE LEBANON'S HISTORY, AND STARS THE WELL-KNOWN LEBANESE SINGER SABAH. NADIA JAMAL, THE DANCER, AND PHILEMON WEHBE. THE LEBANESE COMEDIAN, ARE ALSO APPEARING. ALL THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS FIRST-NIGHT PERFORMANCE WILL GO TO VICTIMS OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI WAR.

    DURING THE COMING WEEKS THERE WILL BE MORE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS -- RECITALS BY THE LEIPZIG RADIO ORCHESTRA, AN ARABIC VERSION OF SHAKESPEARE'S 'HAMLET' ACTED BY THE LEBANESE TROUPE DE THEATRE MODERNE, AND THE KATHAKALI INDIAN DANCE TROUPE PERFORMING THE SACRED DANCES OF INDIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1EYD4MF7I8JLPUDNO93M3HZV3
    Media URN:
    VLVA1EYD4MF7I8JLPUDNO93M3HZV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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