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Arab American drama, film and performance : a critical study, 1908 to the present

Author: Michael Malek Najjar
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning with the early Arab-American playwright, poet and novelist Kahlil Gibran and concluding with contemporary playwright Yussef El Guindi, this book provides an historical overview and critical analysis of the plays, films and performances of self-identified Arab Americans. The author introduces audiences to contemporary genres that are currently shaping Arab American culture in the U.S"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Malek Najjar
ISBN: 9780786495160 0786495162
OCLC Number: 894128483
Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. "Unresolved sorrow and uncomprehending anger": Contemporary Arab American Identity Formation --
2. "We are not of the East or West": Origins of Arab American Drama in the Works of Rihani, Gibran and Naimy --
3. "There's nothing funny about your people": Arab American Comedy and Stand-Up Performance --
4. "It's not profiling, it's deduction": Post-9/11 Arab American Drama --
5. Suffering for Palestine: Palestinian American Playwrights --
6. Arabs Filming Arabs: Contemporary Arab American Films --
7. "A psychic civil war onstage": Arab American solo performance.
Responsibility: Michael Malek Najjar.

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