Title

Outside Looking In: Unexpected Encounters of Dramatic Time and Place

Author's Department

Arts Department

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https://www.jstor.org/stable/26596428?seq=1

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Frank Bradley

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

ALIF

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Abstract

This article describes the intentions, conceptualizations, collaborative processes, and public and critical receptions of three plays in the author's nineteen-year directing career at the American University in Cairo. These are Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest (2012), a response to the aborted 2011 Egyptian revolution; Sophocles's Antigone (2002), an interpretive response to the post-9/11 world; and Naomi Wallace's The Fever Chart: Three Visions of the Middle East (2008), an American playwright's attempt to interpret aspects of the contemporary Middle East for a western audience. The article explores efforts to shape western dramatic texts and perspectives to meet contemporary local realities

First Page

169

Last Page

189

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