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(a.), verbal noun from form II ʿazzā “to mourn, console, express sympathy with”, the S̲h̲īʿī passion plays, the only form of serious drama ever to have developed in the Islamic world before the early modern period (for subsequent developments, see masraḥ ; to the Bibl . of section 1. here should be added P.C. Sadgrove, The Egyptian theatre in the nineteenth century, 1799-1882, London 1996; S. Moreh and Sadgrove, Jewish contributions to nineteenth century Arabic theatre. Plays from Algeria and Syria , a study and texts, Oxford 1996). The taʿziya is mostly performed in Persia and, to …

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Chelkowski, P., “Taʿziya”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7476>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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