Author Archives: Meir Farjoun

Rubbish

Rubbish
A Play by Ali Abdulnebbi Al Zaidi
Translated into English by Alyaa A. Naser
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Characters:

MOTHER

SHERIF[1]: her son

AFAF…

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The Cart

The Cart
A Play by Hamed Almaliki
Translated by Alyaa A. Naser
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

(An Iraqi house, a poor one; there is nothing but eroded

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Four Arab Hamlet Plays

Four Arab Hamlet Plays 
eds. Marvin Carlson and Margaret Litvin with Joy Arab
A Book Review by Safi Mahmoud Mahfouz
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

Four Arab Hamlet Plays,

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AB: Beit Byout by Tahweel Ensemble Theatre in Beirut

AB: Beit Byout by Tahweel Ensemble Theatre in Beirut 
A Theatre Review by Michael Malek Najjar 
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

I must admit that I was skeptical when …

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On Michael Najjar’s Direction of Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad

On Michael Najjar’s Direction of 
Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad
A Theatre Review by Torange Yeghiazarian
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

 Civil war is complicated. It is by definition the …

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Two Egyptian Playwrights in Boston: Hany Abdel Naser’s They Say Dancing is a Sin and Yasmeen Emam’s The Mirror

Two Egyptian Playwrights in Boston:
Hany Abdel Naser’s They Say Dancing is a Sin 
and Yasmeen Emam’s The Mirror
A Theatre Review by Sarah Moawad
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center 
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The Last Supper by Ahmed El Attar

The Last Supper by Ahmed El Attar
By Marvin Carlson and Philippa Wehle
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

Despite the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and the coming …

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A Counterpoint Reading of the Moussem Cities@Tunis Festival

A Counterpoint Reading of the
Moussem Cities@Tunis Festival
By Joachim Ben Yakoub & Fida Hammami 
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

The censorship and strict regulation of the public sphere …

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Body Politics in Adham Hafez Company’s 2065 BC

Body Politics in Adham Hafez Company’s 2065 BC
By Chloë Edmonson
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016) 
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

New York Live Arts hosts the Live Ideas Festival each Spring under a …

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On Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced

On Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced 
By Torange Yeghiazarian 
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

“I can’t help but feel conflicted when I hear Muslim audience members outraged at the way they …

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The Local Otherness: Theatre Houses in the United Arab Emirates

The Local Otherness: Theatre Houses in the
United Arab Emirates 
By Ziad Adwan
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Abstract

This article examines the function of theatre houses in the …

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Arab Angst on Swedish Stages

Arab Angst on Swedish Stages
I Came to See You by Karim Rashed,
Directed by Robert Jelinek and Petra Brylander 
A Theatre Review by Margaret Litvin
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre 
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Parsing Disgraced : An Assault, A Critique, and A Truce

Parsing Disgraced: An Assault, A Critique, and A Truce 
By Jamil Khoury 
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016) 
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

The staff at Silk Road Rising crafted a set of questions …

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Arab Stages
Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Founders: Marvin Carlson and Frank Hentschker

Editor-in-Chief: Marvin Carlson

Editorial and Advisory Board: Fawzia Afzal-Khan, Dina Amin, Khalid Amine, Hazem Azmy, Dalia Basiouny, …

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Tayeb Saddiki and the Re-invention of Tradition in Contemporary Moroccan Theatre: An Obituary

Tayeb Saddiki and the Re-invention of Tradition
in Contemporary Moroccan Theatre
An Obituary by Khalid Amine & Marvin Carlson
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016)
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publication

Tayeb Saddiki (1938- 2016) was …

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Yussef El Guindi’s Arab Spring: Revolutions, Upheavals, and Critical Critiques

Yussef El Guindi’s Arab Spring: Revolutions,
Upheavals, and Critical Critiques 
By Michael Malek Najjar 
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2016) 
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Egyptian-American playwright Yussef El Guindi is arguably the most …

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The Wild Wedding

The Wild Wedding

A Play by Falah Shaker

Translated by Alyaa A. Naser

Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Editor’s Note: The original play contained only two characters.  The …

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Malumat: Resources for Research, Writing/Publishing, Teaching & Performing Arts

Malumat:  
Resources for Research, Writing/Publishing, Teaching, & Performing Arts  
Compiled by Kate C. Wilson
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

This column lists calls and notices relevant to scholars

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Arab American Drama, Film and Performance: A Critical Study, 1908 to the Present

Arab American Drama,Film and Performance:
A Critical Study, 1908 to the Present
By Michael Malek Najjar 
A Book Review By George Potter
Jefferson: McFarland, 2015
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015) 
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre 
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Mass Media Muslims: A Three Lens Theory of Representation

Mass Media Muslims: 
A Three Lens Theory of Representation
By Jamil Khoury
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

I think a lot about the representation of Muslims, particularly the …

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Out Of Control

Out of Control
A Play by Wael Qadour, 2009 
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

 

Characters:

Azez: 27 years.

Alia: Azez’s sister, 26 years.

Wesam: Alia’s husband, 28

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Theatre as an Optimistic Political Act: Lebanese Theatre Artist Sahar Assaf

Theatre as an Optimistic Political Act:
Lebanese Theatre Artist Sahar Assaf
By Michael Malek Najjar
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Lebanese actress, director, and theatre professor Sahar Assaf …

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Damascus Theater Laboratory

Damascus Theatre Lab
Damascus Theater Laboratory
By Waseem Al Sharqy
Translated by Meriem Harbi
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

A Long Theater’s Journey Into Night

“There will come a time when …

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An 1868 Egyptian Helen of Troy play published

An 1868 Egyptian Helen of Troy play published
Marvin Carlson
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

The current (October 10 issue of Al-Hayat announces that the first theatrical text …

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The 2015 Egyptian National Theatre Festival

The 2015 Egyptian National Theatre Festival
By Dalia Basiouny
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

The Egyptian National Theatre Festival started its eighth iteration with a full fare of …

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Nahda: Five Visions of an Arab Awakening

Nahda: Five Visions of an Arab Awakening
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

On the evening of October 12, 2015, the Noor Highlight Reading Series presented a public reading …

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Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theatre

Muslim Rap, Halal Soaps, and Revolutionary Theatre
Ed. by Karin van Nieuwkerk
A Book Review By Marvin Carlson
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2012. 
Pp. vi + 291, ISBN 978-0-292-74768-5. (Pbk $16.75).
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 
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Issam Mahfouz’s The Dictator presented in New York

Issam Mahfouz’s The Dictator presented in New York
Marvin Carlson
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

The Dictator, written in 1969 by Lebanese playwright Issam Mahfouz, has been …

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Much Ado About “Theatre and Censorship Conference”

Much Ado About “Theatre and Censorship Conference”
By Dalia Basiouny
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

The churnings of the second decade of the 21st century resulted in social …

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The Birth of Modern Iraqi Theatre: Church Drama in Mosul in the Late Nineteenth Century

The Birth of Modern Iraqi Theatre: 
Church Drama in Mosul in the Late Nineteenth Century
By Amir Al-Azraki and James Al-Shamma
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Western-style theatre …

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A Feminist Tuberculosis Melodrama: Melek By Theatre Painted Bird

A Feminist Tuberculosis Melodrama:
Melek By Theatre Painted Bird
By Emre Erdem
Arab Stages, Volume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Founded in 2000 by Jale Karabekir and Zeynep Kaçar, Tiyatro Boyalı

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Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora

Theatre Communications Group's Inside/Outside:
Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora
Two Book Reviews by Michael Malek Najjar and Hala Nassar
Inside/Outside: Six Plays from Palestine and the Diaspora
Edited by Naomi Wallace and Ismail Khalidi
Introduction by Nathalie Handal
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The Village of Tishreen

The Village of Tishreen
A Play by Muhammad al-Maghut
Translated by Ahmad Mahfouz
Arab StagesVolume 2, Number 1 (Fall 2015)
©2015 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

 

Characters

The Moktar (The leader of the village, a post …

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