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Title: Western influences on the theatre of the Syrian playwright Sa'd Allāh Wannūs
Author: Al-Abdulla , Abdulaziz Hafez
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 3851
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1993
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This thesis introduces the work of the Syrian playwright, Sacd Allah Wannus, one of the few modern Arab dramatists, who have persistently pursued the development of a vigorous and innovative indigenous tradition of drama in the Arab world. In the face of considerable odds, both in Syria and in other Arab countries, he has managed consistently to write serious and challanging works for the theatre. The study will briefly give a historical background to the emergence of modem theatre in Syria making comparisons with developments in Egypt and the Lebanon. It will look into Wannus's own life, his family background, education and career. It will examine the influence of the philosophy of Existentialism, the theatre of the Absurd, Marxism and the epic theatre on Wannus, through a critical and thorough analysis of his plays. It will also discuss Wannus's own theories and ideas regarding the role and the function of the theatre in the Arab world.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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