Publication Date

April 2017

Advisor(s)

Matthew Treme, Gabrielle Ponce-Hegenauer

Major

College of Letters

Language

English (United States)

Abstract

BARZAKH is an original dramatic work that follows an Egyptian family of six as they prepare to pack up their belongings and leave the coastal village of Kawthar. Written in the style and tradition of Absurdism, specifically that of the Theatre of the Absurd, the play attempts to communicate the psychological violence Egyptians often experience, due to the oppression of the Egyptian state. An essay, On Writing BARZAKH, outlines the development of the play and the influence postcolonial work had on its writing process.

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