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Syrian actor-cum-director Nawwar Bulbul has worked with them for more than two months at Zaatari refugee camp in the hope of drawing attention to their plight.Jordan currently hosts more than 500,000 Syrian refugees including 100,000 in Zaatari – more than half of them children.Laughter, joy and childhood innocence are not commonly associated with the story of Lear, an aging monarch who decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. The others betray Lear, destroying his kingdom.This Lear will be played by 13-year-old Deraa native Majd Ammari.The actor, who left Syria after being blacklisted for joining anti-regime protests, said he got little support in Zaatari.Bulbul plans to stage the play Thursday, World Theater Day.Bushra Nasr, 13, plays Lear's eldest daughter Goneril, while Weam Ammari, 12, plays wronged daughter Cordelia.Ammari, who has five sisters and a brother, said she had finally found something to entertain her.
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