Tawfiq al-Hakim: A Pyramid of Arabic Drama

  • Riad Ismat
Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)


The Arabs have no Shakespeare; their theatrical history is relatively short due to religious, cultural and geographical reasons. Tawfiq al-Hakim emerged as the father of Arab playwriting.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Riad Ismat
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  1. 1.Buffett Institute for Global StudiesNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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