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Representations: Theater: Arab States
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During the last century and a half, theater in the Arab world developed from borrowed beginnings into highly experimental forms. Plays are often performed regionally, especially during annual competitions or in annual drama festivals, which have proliferated in the last decades, most notably in Damascus and Cairo. More recently, competitions or festivals have also been held in some Gulf countries (Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait). Theater has thus come a long way from the end of the nineteenth…

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Mikhail, Mona N., “Representations: Theater: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0640a>
First published online: 2009

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