Contemporary Theatre in Egypt

Edited by Marvin Carlson

This volume includes the proceedings of a symposium on this subject, held at the CUNY Graduate Center in February of 1999, along with the first English translations of three short plays by leading Egyptian playwrights who spoke at the symposium: Alfred Farag’s The Last Walk (1998); Gamal Maqsoud’s The Absent One (1968); and Lenin El-Ramly’s The Nightmare (1999). This volume also contains a bibliography of English translations and secondary articles on the theatre in Egypt from 1955 to 1999.

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