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"Due to the enormous-and ever-growing-interest in Palestinian performs all over the world, Inside/Outside brings jointly six dynamic Palestinian playwrights from either Occupied Palestine and the Diaspora, making it the first actual selection of its sort. those performs tackle Palestinian background and tradition with irreverence, humor, and, especially, an electrifying creativity. This anthology could be an essential contribution to Read more...

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9 ROOTS, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND BRITISH MANDATE PERIOD Storytelling in villages or in towns—public squares, fields, salons, coffeehouses, homes—has always existed and been an integral part of Arab culture. 10 They included stories of voyages and battle, treasons and trials, history and colonialism, grief and love, freedom and passion. 11 The storyteller became a messenger of cultural heritage and tradition, of nation and collective identity. Some popular storytelling traditions include Khayal al-Zill,12 shadow or puppet theater; Sunduq al-Ajab (Box of Wonders or Magic Box), where audiences look at illustrations or colored images while the storyteller entertains them;13 Sha’ir al-Rababa, a singer of poetic folk songs, accompanied by a stringed instrument with one to three strings; religious festivals such as Mawlid al-Nabi (the Prophet’s birthday) and Mawalid (the Saint’s birthday) during Ramadan; the dabke or popular traditional songdance; and zajal, the vernacular form of the muwashshah, an Andalusian Arabic strophic form that seemed to have developed from romance folk poetry and was adopted in the eleventh century in Muslim Spain, and from the twelfth century onward, became popular in the Middle East and North Africa.

Among the Palestinians, Issaq co-founded Noor Theatre in New York; Said’s play Palestine was produced in New York City, and her memoir Searching for Palestine, based on the play, was published by River-head Books in 2014; Zuaiter starred in several films, and was a producer and actor in the Academy Award–nominated film Omar; and others went on to write plays, produce award-winning shows, and perform nationally and internationally. 76 In tracing their theatrical journey, we witness how Palestinians have boldly and ingenuously created theater despite their imposed fracturedness.

Khalidi, Ismail, editor. II. Wallace, Naomi, editor. 82’989274—dc23 2015009938 Cover design, book design and composition by Lisa Govan Cover art: “Tapestry of Life,” 2013 (mixed media on canvas) by Nabil Anani First Edition, June 2015 Tennis in Nablus is copyright © 2015 by Ismail Khalidi. Representative: Ron Gwiazda, Abrams Artists Agency, 275 Seventh Avenue, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001, (646) 486-4600. Keffiyeh/Made in China is copyright © 2015 by Dalia Taha. uk. Plan D is copyright © 2015 by Hannah Khalil.

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