Al-Raida Journal: Women in the Performing Arts


No. 122-123, Summer–Fall 2008

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Table of Contents

FeaturePage
Editorial
Mona Knio
2
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Women in the Performing Arts 7
North Africa’s Performing Women: Notes from the Field
Laura Chakravarty Box
8
Stage Directors in the Rehearsal Room: Degendered Bodies in a Degendered Workplace
Sahar Assaf
17
Faten Hamama and Hind Rustom: Stars from Different Heavens
Jean Said Makdissi
24
The “New Woman” of the Interwar Period: Performance, Identity, and Performative Act of Everyday Life in Egypt and Iran
Fakhri Haghani
32
Umm Kulthum: A Legend or a Story of Will!
Hind Soufi Assaf
42
Tomorrow You Will See How Beautiful Our Home Is
Hanan Kassab-Hassan
48
Sunset Boulevard By Way of Wadi Shahrour:
A Psychological Profile of Our National Norma Desmond
Ahmad Oueini
53
Alone With Them All
Lina Abyad
59
Kamilya Jubran’s Solo Journey: Lemon by Lemon and Cigarette by Cigarette
Amy Amahl Khoury
64
Performing the Body: Haifa Wehbi in the Becoming
Zeina Meskawi
67
Hakawati Freestyle
Leila Debs
71
Finding ‘a now’ to Inhabit: Between the Performative in Life
and Professional Practice
Lina Issa
78
Performance and I
Marya Kazoun
84
Fear and Laughing in the Occupied Territories:
Comedienne Maysoon Zayid Transforms Lives
Dalila Mahdawi
88
Roundtable90
Women in the Performing Arts 90
Time Goes One Way - Against the Classification of Arts
Joelle Khoury
97
Mai Ghoussoub: A Passion for Expression
Afaf Shawwa
101
Aqbal al-Khayr: The First Women-Only Play in Saudi Arabia
Noura Al-Sakkaf
104
Khayaal Theater Company: Introducing Muslim Theater to Europe
yasmine dabbous
107
Book Reviews
Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist
Subject (reviewed by Max Weiss)
Saba Mahmood
110
Women’s Rights and Islamic Family Law: Perspectives on
Reform (reviewed by Najla Hamadeh)
Lynn Welchman
112
Women’s Voices in Middle East Museums: Case Studies in
Jordan (reviewed by Shelagh Weir)
Carol Malt,
115
Dreaming of Change: Young Middle-Class Women and
Social Transformation in Jordan (reviewed by Lucine Taminian)
Julia Droeber
117
Manhood and Women Changing Conditions (reviewed by
Feisal A. Yunis)
Azza C. Baydoun
120
Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle
East (reviewed by Kevin Taylor)
Brian Whitaker
122