Short Plays

A Crime on Restaurant Street

A Crime on Restaurant Street
A Play by Wajdi Al-Ahdal
Translated from the Arabic by Katherine Hennessey
Arab StagesVolume 5, Number 1 (Fall 2016) 
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

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The Unfaithful Husband

The Unfaithful Husband
By James Sanua (Ya`qub Sanua)
Translation by Marvin Carlson and Stefano Boselli 
Arab Stages, Volume 8 (Spring, 2018) 
©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Translators’ Notes

Defined as “the father of the modern …

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Secrets of a Suicide

Secrets of a Suicide
By Tawfiq al-Hakim
Translated by Maha Swelem
Arab Stages, Volume 8 (Spring, 2018) 
©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Translator’s Notes: 

One could not state that choosing an Egyptian play to translate was …

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Nehad Selaiha (1945-2017): On Egyptian and International Theatre Free PDF’s of Five Volumes of Theatre Criticism + Sample Essays

The Egyptian scholar Nehad Selaiha, who died in 2017, has long been recognized as the leading theatre critic of the Arab World.  In 2003 and 2004 she selected around 300 out of the several thousand essays on Arab and international

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A Knock from the Stork

A Knock from the Stork
By Mostafa Shoul
Arab Stages, Volume 8 (Spring, 2018) 
©2018 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Prefatory Note

The present one-act play does not include the conventional dramatis personae. This is a deliberate choice …

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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

 

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The Boatman: A Play by Sameh Mahran

The Boatman

a play by

Sameh Mahran

 

Translated by

Dina Amin

 Act I

(A young man & woman sit on a bench far from one another on a cornice overlooking the sea) [1]

Young man:           I want to …

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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

 

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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)
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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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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

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Firestarter

Firestarter
A Short Play by Hassan Abdulrazzak 
Arab StagesVolume 5, Number 1 (Fall 2016) 
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

Firestarter  

 

Firestarter  

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Before Dinner

Before Dinner
A Short Play by Yasser Abu Shaqra
Translated by Faisal Hamadah
Arab StagesVolume 5, Number 1 (Fall 2016)  
©2016 by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center Publications

 

Editor’s Note: Before Dinner by Yasser Abu Shaqra was

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