Egyptian theater

For Al-Khayal Al-Shaabi theater troupe, Egypt is a dynamic stage
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For Al-Khayal Al-Shaabi theater troupe, Egypt is a dynamic stage

The crowd gathers quickly. In a burst of color and sound, the troupe drums, sings and dances, leading the growing…
Translating theater to and from the Arab world
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Translating theater to and from the Arab world

In a sense, the text of a play is incomplete. It is written to be performed, more than to be…
Playwright reflects on role of independent theater in Egyptian revolution
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Playwright reflects on role of independent theater in Egyptian revolution

In an attempt to better understand the role of theater within the ongoing 25 January revolution, local playwright and theater…
Al-Warsha’s revolution testimonies invite us to reflect
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Al-Warsha’s revolution testimonies invite us to reflect

“Don’t believe everything you hear, even what I am telling you,” one of the narrators says. It is a classic…
Hanaa Abdelfattah – And his beautiful soul lives on
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Hanaa Abdelfattah – And his beautiful soul lives on

I will not be able to do justice to the life of Hanaa Abdelfattah by writing here, for I only…
Kafka in Cairo: Re-staging ‘The Penal Colony’
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Kafka in Cairo: Re-staging ‘The Penal Colony’

  What is one of Egypt’s first independent theater troupes, El-Warsha, doing putting on a performance of a play written…
You have not seen the revolution, according to ‘It depends’
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You have not seen the revolution, according to ‘It depends’

For how long will artists continue “representing” the January revolution in didactic ways, pretending that their audience were neither part…
Touristic theater makes unfortunate comeback in ‘The Smoking Jacket’
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Touristic theater makes unfortunate comeback in ‘The Smoking Jacket’

The slowdown in the tourism sector since the revolution began had many drawbacks. But one positive outcome critics had hoped…
Witches of Salem, witches of Cairo
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Witches of Salem, witches of Cairo

Over the past three weeks, Al-Talia Theater has been showing “The Salem Witches,” Egyptian theater director Gamal Yaquot’s adaption of…
‘They said it’s here’: Mime performance returns with a twist
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‘They said it’s here’: Mime performance returns with a twist

Starting tonight, seven members of the Cairo Acting School will be performing their mime play “They said it’s here” at…
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