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Early Arabic Drama

Early Arabic Drama

by M. M. Badawi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521131669

ISBN-13: 9780521131667

Pub. Date: 02/18/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book, originally published in 1988, traces the development of Arabic drama from its beginnings in Lebanon in the mid-nineteenth century to its maturity reached in Egypt in the second and third decades of the twentieth. A brief discussion of the indigenous dramatic tradition is followed by an examination of the way in which modern drama was imported and adapted

Overview

This book, originally published in 1988, traces the development of Arabic drama from its beginnings in Lebanon in the mid-nineteenth century to its maturity reached in Egypt in the second and third decades of the twentieth. A brief discussion of the indigenous dramatic tradition is followed by an examination of the way in which modern drama was imported and adapted from the West independently by Marun Naqqash in Beirut and Ya'qūb Sannū' in Cairo, both of whom were inspired by Italian opera and influenced by French comedy. The subsequent search for Egyptian identity is examined through the work of these writers in whose hands Arabic drama attained its maturity, notably Ibrahim Ramzi, Muhammad Taymur and Antun Yazbak. The book is written in a manner accessible to the non-Arabist as no knowledge of Arabic is presupposed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521131667
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/18/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The indigenous dramatic tradition; 2. The father of the modern Egyptian theatre: Ya'qūb Sannū'; 3. The Syrian contribution; 4. The search for Egyptian identity; Conclusion; Notes; Index.

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