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Al-Asyad tackles political decisions taken by ruling family; I’m fascinated by their persistence, says novelist
Mahmoud Gamal, the play’s 30-year-old writer, also acts in it. He sat with Daily News Egypt to talk about the details of the play and the background of its scenes.
A play that many have watched over and over
The latest showing in February was in Falaki Theatre (a few steps away from Mohamed Mahmoud Street), after which it will move on as the official selection in the Festival d’Avignon.
The competition, which is open till 1 December, accepts entries of short stories ranging 1500 and 5000 words. Five Stories will be published in Rowayat’s next issue, which will come out in January, and one writer will be awarded 2500 EGPs.
Director Hani Afifi and dramaturge Karim Arafa base their play “About Lovers” on Ibn Hazm’s famous book “The Ring of the Dove”, on the art of love
The play premiered in 2005 and is back on stage at the Falaki Theatre
Magoa produces another play with beautiful poetry and a dreamlike quality but for many of the audience members the pace was too slow
The Dance of Death adaptation fails to impress
An AUC production of True West proves successful
Now the movie of Tahrir Monologues has been released the project will continues with new stories from the 18 days of the revolution.
The edutainment concept of KidZania teaches children about the real world by learning about jobs, money and social responsibility
Utopia adapts the 1974 play, The Clown, to address some current issues concerning the Arab world and specifically Egypt.
El Warsha organises a variety of activities for both the young and old, including workshops for media and visual arts, movie screenings, art exhibitions, seminars, and designing handcrafted artwork.
The American University in Cairo’s rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream proves that 16th century English comedy works in 21st century Egypt
An unusual performance involves the audience and urges them to ponder on life, death and the power of a viewer.
The play revolves around the struggle for freedom against oppression and is set in a sarcastic world of fantasy
The theatre group performed Sartre’s No Exit at the Jeunes Créateurs Festival, which was well-received and awarded the Best Scenography award
The performance will be called Asfour Tall Men El Shebbak. gives a similar meaning but is also a play on the name of a famous Arabic song.
Although they were called to remove scenes which criticised the current regime, Aasheqeen Torabek opened without any changes
Concerns over freedom of expression in Egypt rise
The play was produced by the Spanish embassy in Cairo and is completely in Arabic to emphasise cultural exchange
Their place in the Eid holidays is indisputable
Sometimes interesting, sometimes dull, always mediocre.
By Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace During this break in the action between the closing of the Olympic Games and the opening of the Paralympic Games in London this Friday, we have a unique opportunity to consider how both events can improve people’s lives …