Colors of Enchantment: Theater, Dance, Music, and the Visual Arts of the Middle East

Colors of Enchantment: Theater, Dance, Music, and the Visual Arts of the Middle East

by Sherifa Zuhur
     
 

ISBN-10: 9774246071

ISBN-13: 9789774246074

Pub. Date: 10/11/2004

Publisher: American University in Cairo Press, The

Explores the visual and performing arts in the Middle East  See more details below

Overview

Explores the visual and performing arts in the Middle East

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789774246074
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press, The
Publication date:
10/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,007,612
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Contributors
Introduction1
1Revisiting the Theater in Egypt: An Overview17
2Burnt-Cork Nationalism: Race and Identity in the Theater of Ali al-Kassar27
3The Tears of a Clown: Yusuf Idris and Postrevolutionary Egyptian Theater39
4El-Warsha: Theatrical Experimentation and Cultural Preservation77
5Persian Plays and the Iranian Theater87
6The Palestinian Hakawati Theater: A Brief History107
7Performing Depth: Translating Moroccan Culture in Modern Verse125
8Gender Challenges to Patriarchy: Wannus' Tuqus al-Isharat wa-l-Tahawalat142
9From Cultural Authenticity to Social Relevance: The Plays of Amin al-Rihani, Kahlil Gibran, and Karim Alrawi151
10Dance: A Visual Marker of Qabili Identity in Highland Yemen175
11Race, Sexuality, and Arabs in American Entertainment, 1850-1900211
12Farewell to Tahia228
13Tarab ("Enchantment") in the Mystic Sufi Chant of Egypt233
14Musical Stardom and Male Romance: Farid al-Atrash270
15Modern Arab Music: Portraits of Enchantment from the Middle Generation297
16The Classical Iraqi Maqam and Its Survival321
17Musical Attitudes and Spoken Language in Pre-Civil War Beirut336
18The Sheba River Valley Dam: The Reconstruction of Architecture, History, and Music in a Yemeni Operetta352
19Middle East Peace Through Music: A Diwan in Weimar358
20Modern Painting in the Mashriq363
21Visualizing Identity: Gender and Nation in Egyptian Cartoons386
22Meditations on Painting and History: Interview with Huda Lutfi405
Glossary417
Bibliography424
Index447

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