Title

A Theatre Company Found a Theatre and Theatred Hamlet. Translation from the Arabic play فرقة مسرحية وجدت مسرحا فمسرحت هملت by Nader Omran

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2-2016

Abstract

Jumping off from Shakespeare’s tragedy, the Arab Hamlet tradition has produced bitter and hilarious political satire, musical comedy, and farce. This volume samples that tradition with works by Moroccan Nabyl Lahlou (1968), Syrian Mamduh Adwan (1976), Jordanian Nader Omran (1984), Iraqi Jawad al-Assadi (1994), plus an autobiographical sketch by Egyptian Mahmoud Aboudoma (2006).