Tahrir Tales

Plays from the Egyptian Revolution

Series Edited by Carol Martin
Translated by
₹950.00 $45.00
The ten plays in this collection offer unprecedented grassroots perspectives on the jubilation, terror, hope, and heartbreak of mass uprising as seen during and in the wake of the Tahrir Square demonstrations. Collectively tracing events as they unfolded in Egypt from the last days of Hosni Mubarak’s regime through Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s ascendance to the presidency, the plays present a picture of Egypt in the midst of epochal change, with all the attendant fear, hope, and uncertainty. Ranging from naturalism to documentary to more avant-garde representations, the plays collected in Tahrir Tales represent contemporary Egyptian drama at its most interesting, and, not coincidentally, most politically committed.
Tahrir Tales promises an invaluable teaching and dramaturgical resource.’ —Rayya El Zein, The Drama Review
A comprehensive introduction situates the plays within their so­cial, political and economic con­text, while an in-depth translator’s note delves into the challenges of translating Arabic for English-speaking audiences.’ Arab Weekly
ISBN: 9780857423412
Rights: UCP
Pages: 360; 12 halftones
Publication Year: August 2016
Format: Paperback
Size: 6" x 7.5"
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