Modern Arabic drama: an anthology

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - Drama - 416 pages
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Translations of twelve popular Arabic plays written and produced during the past thirty years introduce English readers to the vibrant theater scene of the Arab world. The playsŃfrom Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and TunisiaŃreflect a variety of dramatic trends and styles and provide insights into contemporary social, cultural, and political currents. This well-prepared anthology represents a unique contribution to the study of world drama and modern Middle Eastern culture. Playwrights include Yusuf al-'Ani, 'Abd al-'Aziz al-Surayii', the Balalin Company of Jerusalem, 'Izz al-Din al-Madani, Mahmud Diyab, Alfred Farag, Walid Ikhlasi, 'Isam Mahfuz, Salah 'Abd al-Sabur, 'Ali Salim, Mamduh 'Udwan, and Sa'dallah Wannus.

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The development of modern Arabic drama parallels the independence movement in Arab nations that followed World War II. Because of government censorship, Arab playwrights have often used symbolism and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction by M M Badawi I 1
21
MAMDUH UDWAN
55
SADALLAH WANNUS
77
WALID IKHLASI
121
IZZ ALDIN ALMADANI
159
THE BALALIN COMPANY
187
ABD ALAZIZ ALSURAYYh
213
YUSUF ALANI
253
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