The Egyptian Theatre in the Nineteenth Century 1799–1882

P.C. Sadgrove

Using previously unexploited sources, Philip Sadgrove provides a comprehensive account of the early history of theatre in Egypt, from the time of the

English edition
224 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774161360
For sale only in the Middle East

$27.50

Using previously unexploited 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 in Egypt, 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 that 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.

P.C. Sadgrove

Philip Sadgrove, senior lecturer in Arabic studies at Manchester University, is a former diplomat who served in Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, and subsequently taught Arabic at the universities of Heriot-Watt, Durham, and Edinburgh.
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