One of the first internationally published overviews of theatrical activity across the Arab World. Includes 160,000 words and over 125 photographs from 22 different Arab countries from Africa to the Middle East.
An Introduction: Of Nations and Their Theatres Don Rubin, The Arab World: Crossing Unseen Borders Don Rubin, Arabs and Africa: Shaping a Continent Atta Annan Mensah, Arab Theatre and Language: The Continuing Debate Elsaid Badawi, Women in Arab Theatre: Finding A Voice Dina Amin, Dance: Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems Anthony Shay, Puppetry: The Shadowy Roots Henryk Jurkowski
'An unequalled source of information on a significant body of theatre.' - Martin Banham, Theatre Research International
'Writers from almost every nation on earth profile native expressions of music, dance, and puppet an dramatic theater since 1945 and comment on trends in design, training, criticism, and scholarship, in six insightful, inclusive, and entertaining volumes.' New York Public Library named The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre, Six-Volume Set as one of their Best of Reference selections, April 2002
`The volume is editied to the usual high standards of the Collected Works' - The Year's Work in English Studies
`Even readers long familiar with the Autobiography will find that this volume sheds new light on Mills ... an excellent introduction to the volume helps to interpret the circumstances of the different drafts and essays.' - Sissela Bok, London Review of Books
` ... a model of scholarly erudition and an indispensible guide to the various writings incorporated in the volume.' - Utilitas
` ... they remind us of this extraordinary intellectural vitality and versatility, so that even his "low" journalism was higher than most of the "high" journalism of his contemporaries.' - Gertrude Himmelfarb, Times Literary Supplement