Colors of Enchantment
Theater, Music and the Visual Arts of the Middle East
Edited by Sherifa Zuhur
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Colors of Enchantment by Sherifa Zuhur
Book DescriptionIn this companion volume to "Images of Enchantment", the editor has gathered authoritative papers from note-worthy scholars from around the globe that explore the visual and performing arts in the Middle East. The book has an emphasis on Arab theatre from the early modern period to the present. Topics include race and national identity in Egyptian theatre; early writing in the Arab theatre in North America; Persian-language theatre and the Islamic Revolution in Iran; Palestinian nationalist theatre; and a survey of the work of noted Egyptian playwright Yusuf Idris.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774246074
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Sherifa Zuhur
Images of Enchantment, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Sherifa Zuhur
Explores dance, music, painting and cinema as experienced and practiced within the Middle East and also abroad. The text breaks down the distinctions - of form, geography, "high" and "low" art, performer and artist - to delineate the subjects and processes of Middle Eastern artistic culture.
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Author Biography - Sherifa Zuhur
Sherifa Zuhur is a historian affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley and the von Grunebaum Center, UCLA. Her publications include Revealing Reveiling: Islamist Gender Ideology in Contemporary Egypt and Asmahan's Secrets: Woman, War, and Song.
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