Theater has always been perceived as a way to link different cultures together and bring them under one large domain. Regardless, the genre does not give the needed attention to works written in certain regions that may otherwise fall outside the consensus. One good example is Palestine and any works that deal with it as a setting. The first thing that comes to mind whenever the word “Palestine” is brought up is almost always of a political nature, having to do with the Palestinians’ national conflict with Israel. This thesis undertakes to amend this by probing into plays written by authors of both Arab and non-Arab descent so as to trace and examine how Palestine, along with its thematics, exists as a topic of interest to the world. The aforementioned tendency of politicizing Palestine has in turn led to a severe lack of accurate portrayal of Palestine and its people in Drama. As such, studying Caryl Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children (2009), Motti Lerner’s The Admission (2006), Ismail Khalidi’s Tennis in Nablus (2010), and Hannah Khalil’s Scenes From 70* Years (2018) shall serve as a means of filling some of the analytical gaps in the study of Palestine in modern theater.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
English & Comparative Literature Department
MA in English & Comparative Literature
Committee Member 1
Tahia Abdel Nasser
Committee Member 2
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Ibrahim, B. M.
(2023).Palestine Without Borders: A Study of Arab and Western Voices in Theater [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
Ibrahim, Bassem Mohsen Ahmed El-Sayed Ahmed. Palestine Without Borders: A Study of Arab and Western Voices in Theater. 2023. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
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