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 plays -- from Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia -- reflect 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.
"... extremely valuable." -- Comparative Drama "This essential collection captures the range of exciting new plays from the Arab world." -- Chicago Tribune "... a major contribution to World drama ..." -- Essays in Theatre/Etudes theatrales "A dynamically important asset for the study of theater and drama, modern literature, the Middle East, and comparative literature ... " -- Choice
Series: Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 22nd December 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.61
Weight (kg): 0.64