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Modern Arabic Drama : An Anthology - Salma Khadra Jayyusi

Modern Arabic Drama

An Anthology

By: Salma Khadra Jayyusi (Editor), Roger Allen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1995
ISBN: 9780253209733
Number Of Pages: 432

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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 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.

Industry Reviews

"... 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

Introductionp. 1
The China Treep. 21
That's Lifep. 55
The King Is the Kingp. 77
The Pathp. 121
The Zanj Revolutionp. 159
Darknessp. 187
The Bird Has Flownp. 213
The Keyp. 253
Night Travelerp. 289
'Ali Janah al-Tabrizi and His Servant Quffap. 305
The Comedy of Oedipus: You're the One Who Killed the Beastp. 353
Strangers Don't Drink Coffeep. 387
Notes on Authors, Translators, and Editorsp. 407
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ISBN: 9780253209733
ISBN-10: 0253209730
Series: Indiana Series in Arab and Islamic Studies (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 22nd December 1995
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 16.61  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.64