“From Cairo to Camagüey: Ibn Daniyal’s The Shadow Spirit, Sarduy’s Cobra, and Rojas’s Celestina as a Bawd Between the Arab World and Latin America,”

Article by Robert Myers in Comparative Literature Studies, published by Penn State University. The article will be included in the forthcoming collection of essays edited by Robert Myers entitled Latin America, al-Andalus and the Arab World. Forthcoming in 2019.

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Monologues for Actors of Color

The opening monologue from Against My Heart, Robert Myers’s play about the British actress Fanny Kemble, is the first monologue in Monologues for Actors of Color: Men, published in 2016 by Routledge. In the monologue, Jefferson Davis’s escaped slave, William Jackson, thanks textile workers in Britain for boycotting cotton picked by American slaves. The collection contains monologues by George C. Wolfe, Anna Deveare Smith, Will Power, Stephen Adly Guirgis and Ismail Khalidi.

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Sufism and Shakespeare

It is hardly surprising…that the last major work by one of Syria’s, and the Arab world’s, most significant twentieth-century playwrights, Sa‘dallah Wannus…is also infused from the beginning, both structurally and thematically, with motifs and dramaturgical manifestations of transformation.

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Playing Arab

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Slaves in Algiers represents but one of several theatrical chapters in the relationship between ‘West’ and ‘East’ from the 18th- to the 20th-century… on closer examination it becomes clear that they embody complex and contradictory threads…in the relationship between the U.S. and the Arab/Muslim world.

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