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The Art of Arabic Drama

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ISBN: 83-86483-44-X
Description: softcover, 198 pp. (23,5x16,5cm)
Condition: very good
Weight: 320g.





E. M-Mendecka, The Art of Arabic Drama. A Study in Typology, Warsaw 1997

The monograph presents a thorough analysis of major trends and movements in Arabic drama from its early beginnings in the 19th century till late 1980s. Over one thousand plays from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia form the basis of the study. The author attempts at typological classifications of this rich dramaturgical literature and discovers very clear patterns which govern its development. She identifies three major trends in the history of Arabic drama and defines them as neoclassicism, realism, and creationism. All three are clearly independent and cannot be seen solely in the context of our Western perception of drama.