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Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema

1st Edition

By Jacob M. Landau


306 pages

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The Arab theatre and cinema are among the most neglected subjects in the studies of Oriental literature and research into the history of theatre. This book, written by the acclaimed scholar Jacob M. Landau and first published in 1958, is a survey of the development of the Arab theatre and cinema as cultural and social phenomena and goes a long way in shedding some light on these neglected subjects.

Table of Contents

1. The Background 1.1. Mimicry 1.2. The Passion Play 1.3. The Shadow Play 2. The Arab Theater 2.1. The Beginnings 2.2. The Theater in Syria and Egypt 2.3. The Post-War Years and Their Actors 2.4. The Plays and Their Themes 2.5. Some Arab Playwrights 3. The Arab Cinema 3.1. Beginnings and Development 3.2. Production and Acting 3.3. Themes of the Arab Cinema

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies