Desert Storms was a theatre production based on a text by Thorvald Steen and Tariq Ali. The production was directed by Stein Winge and had its world wide premiere at The House of Literature in Oslo.
Desert Storms is about the crusader Richard Lionheart and the Muslim army commander Saladin, who fought over Jerusalem in the year of 1191. In real life they never met face to face. In the play they do.
Desert storms by Thorvald Steen and Tariq Ali, directed by Stein Winge, The House of Literature, was nominated for The Hedda Award in the category of production of the year.
Information(Objekt ID 8690)
|Premiere||March 5, 2010|
|Produced by||The House of Literature|
|In collaboration with||The National Theatre, The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)|
|Based on||Desert Storms by Tariq Ali, Thorvald Steen|
|Number of events||8|
|Running period||March 5, 2010|
Requirements to venue
|Tariq Ali||– Playwright|
|Thorvald Steen||– Playwright|
|Stein Winge||– Direction|
|Halldis Hoaas||– Dramaturge|
|Tine Schwab||– Stage design|
|Tine Schwab||– Costume design|
|Magnus Mikaelsen||– Lighting design|
|Stein Grønli||– Actor (Ibn Maymun, Saladins rådgiver)|
|Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen||– Actor (Kong Philip)|
|Christian Skolmen||– Actor (Richard Løvehjerte)|
|Bjørn Sundquist||– Actor (Saladin)|
|Monna Tandberg||– Actor (Eleanor, Richard Løvehjertes mor)|
|Pia Tjelta||– Actor (Jamila, Saladins hustru)|
"Ali and Steen have made a small masterpiece of a drama... For one, Desert Storms holds pure literary qualities. Here are deep-founded existential observations for our age, generous humour, literary pearls and a dramaturgic grip creating a drive."
Dag Herbjørnsrud, Ny Tid
"The play highlights the history behind a conflict no one yet see a speedy solution to. It is a historical document and a strong current statement of opinion - an important contribution against the lack of historical awareness."
Tone Bratteli, Bistandsaktuelt