The Egyptian Theatre in The Nineteenth Century 1799-1882.

Sadgrove, P.C.

Book ID: 25250

ISBN:      978-0863723223


8vo. 214 pp, Paperback edition, Mint condition, As New, pictorial soft covers: photograph by Bonfils, Biblio, Publisher: Ithaca Press, Reading, (15 April 2007).


“Using previously unexplored sources, Philip Sadgrove provides a comprehensive account of the early history of theatre in Egypt, from the time of the French expeditionary force led by Napoleon in 1798, to the British occupation in 1882. His study looks at traditional forms of indigenous Arabic drama, the rise of European theatre, the first abortive attempts to create a modern Arabic theatre in the early 1870s and the project for a National Theatre. Finally, it tells the story of the émigré Syrian troupes which were to play a decisive part in establishing a modern theatrical tradition. The author also sheds new light on the role of the dramatist and nationalist James Sanua and other lesser-known Egyptian pioneers of the theatre.”

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