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Plays from the Arab World



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A collection of five extraordinary plays exploring and reflecting contemporary life across the Near East and North Africa. In Withdrawal by Mohammad Al Attar (Syria), Ahmad and Nour rent a flat so that they can spend time together away from their families, but is having a space to themselves going to solve all their problems In 603 by Imad Farajin (Palestine), four Palestinian men share a cramped prison cell listening to the buses come and go outside. Will the next bus be the one to take them home In Damage by Kamal Khalladi (Morocco), three weeks after Youssef and Sana'a's wedding, Youssef accepts a military peacekeeping expedition in the Congo. Will either of them be the same people when he returns In The House by Arza Khodr (Lebanon), Nadia wants to remain in the house she grew up in. For her sister, Reem, it is filled with painful memories. Are their differences over the future of the house irreconcilable In Egyptian Products by Laila Soliman (Egypt), Hadia is an independent woman in Cairo. Gasir is a painfully awkward lab assistant with attachment issues over his dead mother. Is he really her knight in shining armour In 2007 the Royal Court Theatre's International Department and the British Council embarked on an ambitious project working with twenty one writers from across the Near East and North Africa. Seven of the resultant plays received rehearsed readings at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 2008. This volume, introduced by Laila Hourani of the British Council, collects five of these unique new voices, each posing different but equally urgent questions.

Product code: 9781848420977

ISBN 9781848420977
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H200xW130xS10
No. Of Pages 240
Publisher Nick Hern Books
A collection of new plays exploring life in the Middle East.