A Wannous Reader

With Nada Saab. A collection of plays and essays by Sa’dallah Wannous, one of Syria’s most important contemporary playwrights and thinkers. Margellos World Republic of Letters. New Haven: Yale University Press [forthcoming].

Sufism and Shakespeare

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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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