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This book highlights the so far unappreciated merit of the Syrian playwrights Durayd Lahham and Muhammad al-Maghout, whose plays are representative of the new wave of Arab theatrical realisation in general and Syrian protest plays in particular. 'Ghawwar', the famous character type created by Lahham, combines art with politics, the past with modern times, lower class-consciousness and identity with Pan-Arab nationalism, and East with West. He also symbolizes a poetical link between the 'bitter cup' of a miserable present and the 'holy rain' of a better future.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845191061
ISBN-10: 1845191064
Format: Hardback
(152mm x 229mm x 20mm)
Pages: 189
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Masud Hamdan

Masud Hamdan is a writer and lecturer at the University of Haifa (Theatre and Arabic Literature departments). He is the recipient of The Landau Fund Prize & The Yitzhak Rabin Prize. He has published numerous articles on Arabic and Hebrew Literature and Theatre, a novelette, a collection of short stories, three poetry anthologies, three plays and a film.

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Poetics, Politics and Protest in Arab Theatre by Masud Hamdan

Poetics, Politics and Protest in Arab Theatre

Hardback, January 2006
$46.97