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Articles, Essays, Volume 5

The Interwoven History of Moroccan Theatre

The Interwoven History of Moroccan Theatre
An Essay by Jaouad Radouani
Arab Stages, Volume 5, Number 1 (Fall 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication


The interwoven history of Moroccan theatre is difficult to trace. Yet, thanks to endeavors undertaken by Moroccan as well as Western scholars interested in theatre and performance arts, mainly in the history of the field, it has become, at least since independence, achievable. Therefore, a number of studies could arise out of that history and pertinent issues interconnected to that theatre could be examined. The most recent and most complete of these was the 2012 The Theatres of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia: Performance Traditions of the Maghreb by Marvin Carlson and Khalid Amine.  Thanks to such work, the evolutionary history of the Moroccan theatre can now be accessed and approached from various perspectives.

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