The Resource Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater : the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue, Dina A. Amin ; with a foreword by Roger Allen

Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater : the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue, Dina A. Amin ; with a foreword by Roger Allen

Label
Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater : the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue
Title
Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater
Title remainder
the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue
Statement of responsibility
Dina A. Amin ; with a foreword by Roger Allen
Creator
Contributor
ARk83zt8IbI
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"As one of Egyptian theater's leading contemporary playwrights, Alfred Farag has had a profound influence on shaping Arabic drama and Egyptian cultural politics during the past five decades. In the first book-length examination of his work in English, Dina Amin chronicles Farag's career and offers a critical perspective on his creative output and the condition of Eyptian theater in the 1970s through the 1990s." "Farag is best known for the folkloric and neo-realist plays he produced during the sixties, but critics haw consistently overlooked the immense body of work produced in the thirty years that followed. Filing that gap, Amin offers an account of the sophisticated development of his later work, revealing his bold experimentation and successful embrace of modernist, absurdist, and postmodern styles. With fresh insight, Amin contextualizes these works within Farag's own creative history and the larger history of Arabic theater. This critical text includes four complete short plays and a monologue translated for the first time into English and will bring a much-deserved wider audience to the work of this extraordinary dramatist."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amin, Dina A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7824.A67
LC item number
Z55 2008
Literary form
mixed forms
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Faraj, Alfrid
Series statement
Middle East literature in translation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faraj, Alfrid
  • Arabic drama
Label
Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater : the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue, Dina A. Amin ; with a foreword by Roger Allen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0824/2008033399.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-302) and index
  • "Works by Alfred Farag": p. 279-283
Contents
Poetics -- Alfred Farag and political commitment -- Alfred Farag's drama and the politics of identity -- Metadrama : the poetics of disguise -- The theater -- The sixties : Egyptian theater in search of an identity -- The seventies : dramatic self-consciousness and drama against itself -- The seventies : self-conscious characters and places of danger -- Farag's metadrama, from formalism to functionality -- The plays -- The visitor -- The peephole -- The stranger -- The Egyptian hay circle -- The last walk : a monologue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 321 p.
Isbn
9780815631637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033399
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3176381-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3176381
  • (Sirsi) o225870844
  • (OCoLC)225870844
Label
Alfred Farag and Egyptian theater : the poetics of disguise, with four short plays and a monologue, Dina A. Amin ; with a foreword by Roger Allen
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0824/2008033399.html
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-302) and index
  • "Works by Alfred Farag": p. 279-283
Contents
Poetics -- Alfred Farag and political commitment -- Alfred Farag's drama and the politics of identity -- Metadrama : the poetics of disguise -- The theater -- The sixties : Egyptian theater in search of an identity -- The seventies : dramatic self-consciousness and drama against itself -- The seventies : self-conscious characters and places of danger -- Farag's metadrama, from formalism to functionality -- The plays -- The visitor -- The peephole -- The stranger -- The Egyptian hay circle -- The last walk : a monologue
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 321 p.
Isbn
9780815631637
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033399
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3176381-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3176381
  • (Sirsi) o225870844
  • (OCoLC)225870844

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