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1 THEATRE STUDIES IN ARABIC Model Syllabus UGC National Workshop on designing New Courses in Arabic 6-8 January, 2015 Department of Arabic, Govt. College, Kasaragod Dr. N. Shamnad Dept. of Arabic, University College, Thiruvananthapuram Visit us at http://www.arabicuniversitycollege.yolasite.com

2 Course Title: Theatre Studies in Arabic No. of Credits: 4 No. of Contact Hours: 85 Theatre Studies in Arabic: Model Syllabus

3 Aim of the Course : The course aims at guiding the students to the world of drama and theatre arts with special focus on the Arab world. The course explores the ways the theatre event has been conceived and re- conceived throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the Arab World, specifically as it parallels the history of the cultural modernism in the Arab World. Objectives of the Course: 1.To appreciate and analyse the dramatic elements in World literature 2.To know the basic differences between traditional dramatic forms and modern theatre in Arabic 3.To estimate the scope and function of drama in modern Arabic literature 4.To understand the distinct features of Arabic drama 5.To trace the development of theatre arts in the Arab world Theatre Studies in Arabic: Model Syllabus

4 Course Outline A.General Study: Module - I : Drama and Theatre Theories: East & West Drama: Form, Elements, Types, Various Styles of Drama in the context of various isms. and Approaches to Theatre Basic Concepts of Theatre: East and West Different schools of acting – Greek to Modern period Evolution of theatre in India and Kerala.

5 Art and Theatre Movements, concepts and Ideas: Classicism, Realism, Expressionism, Impressionism, Neo- realism, Socialist Realism, Surrealism, Dadaism, Existentialism, Epic Theatre, Children’s Theatre, Street Theatre, Theatre of the Absurd, Black theatre, Feminist theatre, Theatre of the Oppressed, Third theatre, Ethnic theatre and Dalit theatre, Environmental theatre, Avant-garde theatre, Experimental theatre World Theatre Personalities and play wrights: Sophocles, Kalidasan, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Aton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Brecht, Peter Brook, Grotovsky, Uptal Dutt, Girish Karnad, Safdar Hashmi, K. T. Mohamed, C. J. Thomas, Kavalam Narayana Panicker

6 Module II: Evolution of Drama & Theatre in the Arab World Arab Legacy of dramatic forms: Khayal al-Dhill, ‘Aashura’ Origin and development of modern drama and theatre in the Arab world Western influence and Early theatre Contribution of Christian Arab theatre groups in Beirut and Damascus : Marun al-Naqqash, Abu Khalil al-Qabbani Emergence of Egyptian national theatre and Ya'qub Sanu' Early Pioneers: Farah Anton, Ibrahim Ramzi, Mahmoud Taymour, Ali Ahmad Ba Kathir Verse drama in Arabic: Ahmad Shawqi, Aziz Abaza, Umar Abu Risha, Salah Abd al-Sabur The advent of theatre troupes in the Arab countries: George Abyad

7 Tawfiq al-Hakim and Arabic prose drama Arabic play after Tawfiq al-Hakim Debate of Language and Colloquial plays Islamic plays Voice of Women in Arab Theatre Children’s Theatre, Puppetry, Dance and Music Theatre in Arabic Arab theatre in various Arab countries - Egypt, Levant, Iraq, Maghreb and Arabian Gulf : Structure of National Theatre, Artistic Profile, Companies, Troupes and Personalities, Theatre Literature and Criticism

8 Modern Contemporary Theatre and Drama Personalities: Egypt: Najib Surur, Nu’aman Ashur, Alfred Faraj, Mikha’il Ruman, Sa’d al-Din Wahba Iraq: Ibrahim Jalal, Haqqi al-Shibli, Muhsin al-Azzawi Syria: Sa’dalla Wannous, Waleed Ikhlas, Ahmad Qablawi Palestine: Gassan Kanafani, Mo’in Bisisou, Fateh Azzam Lebanon: Issm Mahfouz, Unsi al-Hajj, Jalal Khouri Morocco: Abdul Salam al-Habib, Muhammed Balheesy, Yehya Bu-Dalal Tunisia: Tawfiq al-Jabali, Ahmad Khayruddin, Izzuddin al-Madani Saudi Arabia: Abdulla al-Abbasi, Abdul Rahman al-Hameed Sudan: Asiya Abdul Majeed, Ni’mat Hammad, Khalid Abdul Rahman UAE: Abdul Rahman al-Salih, Ahmad Rashid al-Thani

9 B. Detailed Study: Module – III : Reading Drama in Arabic Detailed study of the following Arabic drama portions: 1.II Scene of Last Act from the play "al-Malik Awdib" by Tawfiq al-Hakim 2.II Scene of II Act (al-Mawt) from the verse drama “Ma’sath al Khallaj” by Salah Abd al-Sabur, 2006. Cairo: Darl Shuruq 3.The drama “Imamun Azim" by Ali Ahmad Ba Kathir, taken from Rahmatullah, A.I., (2009), Fi Fada'il Khayal, Ed. II, Calicut: Al Huda Books, PP 300-307.

10 Books for Reference 1.Rubin, Don, (1999), The World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre, Vol. 4: The Arab World, London: Routledge 2.Rubin, Don, (2001), World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre: Europe, London: Routledge 3.Rubin, Don, (2001), World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre: Asia/Pacific, London: Routledge 4.Ra’i, Ali, (1999), Al-Masrah fi al-Watan al-Arabi, ‘Aalamul Ma’rifa series, No. 248, Ed. 2, August 1999, Kuwait: al-Majlis al-Watani 5.Najam, Muhammed Yusuf, al-Masrahiyya fi al-Adab al-Arabi al-Hadith: 1847- 1914, Beirut: Darul Thaqafa 6.Abu Hayf, Abdullah (2002), al-Masrah al-Arabi al-Mua’sir, Damascus: Arab Writers Union 7.Dasuqi, Umar, al-Masrahiyya: Nash’atuha wa Tarikhuha wa Usuluha, Beirut: Dar al-Fikr al-Arabi 8.Haykal, Ahmad (1983), Tatawwur al-Adab al-Hadith fi Misr: 1798-1939, Ed. 4, Cairo: Darul Ma’arif 9.Haykal, Ahmad (1983), al-Adab al-Qasasi wa al-Masrahi fi Misr: 1919-1939, Ed. 4, Cairo: Darul Ma’arif 10.Mandur, Muhammed, Fil Masrah al-Misri al-Mu’asir, Cairo: Dar al-Nahda

11 Books for Reference 11.Mandur, Muhammed (2004), Fil Masrah al-Aalami, Cairo: Nahdatu Misr 12.Mandur, Muhammed (2004), Masrah Tawfiq al-Hakim, Cairo: Nahdatu Misr 13.Mandur, Muhammed (2005), Masrahiyyatu Shawqi, Cairo: Nahdatu Misr 14.Sulayha, Nihad (1997), al-Tayyarat al-Masrahiyya al-Mu’asira, Cairo: Dar al- Sahwa 15.Salama, Madiha Iwad (2011), Masrahu BaKathir: Dirasa Naqdiyya, Cairo: Nahdatu Misr 16.Shawkat, Mahmud Hamid (1970), al-Fann al-Masrahiyy fi al-Adab al-Arabi al- Hadith, Ed 3, Cairo: Dar al-Fikr al-Arabi 17.Qutt, Abdul Qadir (1978), Min Funun al-Adab: al-Masrahiyya, Beirut: Dar al- Nahda 18.Kilani, Najib, Hawla al-Masrah al-Islami, Mu’assasa al-Risala 19.Meisami, Julie & Starkey, Paul,(1998), Encyclopaedia of Arabic Literature, Vol II, London: Routledge 20.Ahmad Kutty, E.K., (1997), Arabi Sahityam, Islamika Vijnana Kosham, Vol II, Islamic Publishing House, Calicut

12 Books for Reference 21.al-Subail and others, (2002), Tarikh Cambridge li al-Adab al-Arabi al-Hadith, Jiddah: al-Nadi al-Adabi al-Thaqafi. 22.al-Khatib, Imad ali Salim, (2009), Fi al-Adab al-Hadith wa Naqdihi, Jordan: Dar al-Masira. 23.Brown, John Russell (1995), The Oxford illustrated History of Theatre, Oxford University Press. 24.Counsell, Colin (1996), Signs of Performance: An Introduction to Twentieth Century Theatre; 1 Edition, London: Routledge. 25.Brook, Peter (1995), The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre: Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate, Touchstone 26.Brandon, James R. (1997), The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre, Cambridge University Press

13 Scheme of Question Papers Objective type questions - 10 10 x 1 = 10 Marks Short answer type - 10 out of 1510 x 2 = 20 Marks Short note writing on Theatre and Personalities – 6 out of 93 x 5 = 15 Marks Explanatory notes from Module III – 6 out of 93 x 5 = 15 Marks Essay from Module II – 2 out of 42 x 10 = 20 Marks

14 شكرا Dr. N. Shamnad Dept. of Arabic, University College, Thiruvananthapuram


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