The Arab Oedipus: Four Plays from Egypt and Syria
Marvin A. Carlson
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications, 2005 - Drama - 450 pages
Four plays based on the Oedipus legend by four leading dramatists of the Arab World.
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Aeschylus AL-BAHI al-Hakim anger answer ANTIGONE Arabic literature ASMA atheist AWALIH Bakathir's banished believe Betakoras blind CHIEF ELDER child CHORUS Corinth CREON crime cursed dear death Delphi door dramatic ETEOCLES everything eyes face fate fear feel give gods Greek Greek tragedy hand happened happiness hear heard heart heaven HERDSMAN High Priest HORIMHEB husband ISMENE killed his father killed the beast killer King Laius King Oedipus laughing leave Listen live looks Lord LUCASIUS machine Majesty marry his mother matter MENSAS mercy Merope misery MUDER never NIKOS ONAH oracle palace play poetry Polybus POLYNICES remember reveal Scene secret SENEFRU shouting silence sinner solve the riddle Sophocles speak Sphinx stop suffering SUFFIAN SULAF talk Tawfiq Al-Hakim tell Temple theatre Theban Thebes things thought throne TIMONE TIRESIAS told tragedy translation true truth understand voice What's wish worry YAZIN