Forever Arab? at the Edinburgh Festival 2017

Edinburgh Festivals 2017

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Shubbak is delighted to be partnering on two events at the Edinburgh Festivals this August. Forever Arab? explores the reception of Arab theatre makers, and Reflections on Syria presents Syrian short films.

Taha by Amer Hlehel


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A lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali, written and performed by Amer Hlehel. “With this small pencil I will draw the word I will write the world.” Forced from his home in Galilee in 1948, Taha and his family must face the reality of war.…
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D-Sisyphe / décisif: Constructing a Better Future for Tunisia

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D-Sisyphe (pronounced as in the French ‘décisif’, meaning ‘decisive’ in English) is an important piece of performance, both as a creative expression that fuses contemporary dance with physical theatre and as an insight into the kind of socio-political situation of Tunisians that ultimately led to the 2011 uprisings that began…
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Behind the Scenes: A Selection of Arab Theatre

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This year’s Shubbak Festival offers a selection of Arab theatre works from the sublime to the ridiculous including comedy Love, Bombs and Apples, revealing moments of revelation for four men spread across the globe; satirical all-female showcase Razor Sharp; Now is the Time to Say Nothing, a play and a…
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An Awakening

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Sevan K. Greene on his play Nahda, whose characters are modern Middle-Easterners from the real world Nahda is an interesting beast in my zoo of plays because it is actually made up of four pre-existing short plays or ‘visions’ (three of which were performed elsewhere and one which has never…
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