Contemporary Plays from Iraq
Published by Methuen
With works from both established and emerging male and female playwrights, written in country and in exile, it offers current Iraqi perspectives on a war and occupation that have significantly impacted the Middle East and the rest of the world
Dealing exclusively with contemporary plays originating from Iraq, this unique anthology gives under-studied Arabic political theatre the attention it deserves and provides a general introduction that sets the plays within their cultural and historical contexts
The plays are preceded by introductions from the playwrights themselves, further enriching each piece for the enjoyment and understanding of the reader
It's introduced and translated by James Al-Shamma, Assistant Professor at Belmont University, US, and A. Al-Azraki, an Iraqi playwright.
The nine Plays in the Collection are ...
The Takeover ~ Hoshang Waziri
A Cradle ~ Abdul-Kareem Al-Ameri
Ishtar in Baghdad ~ Rasha Fadhil
Summer Rain ~ Abdel-Nabi Al-Zaidi
Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad ~ Monadhil Daoud Albayati
Me, Torture, and Your Love ~ Awatif Naeem
A Strange Bird on Our Roof ~ Abdul Razaq Al-Rubai
Cartoon Dreams ~ Kareem Sheghaidil
The Widow ~ A. Al-Azraki