Oedipus aan de oevers van de Nijl. Arabische bewerkingen van een Griekse tragedie / Oedipus on the banks of the Nile: Arabic adaptations of a Greek tragedy | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 26, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0779-7397
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More and more often, Flemish theatre is confronted with the accusation that it is ‘too white’ at all possible levels: from its internal organisation to the choice of actors and the repertoire. In this contribution, Erwin Jans makes a plea for reading non-western theatre texts. He looks into several Arabic adaptations of Oedipus, situating them in a wider cultural and political context, thus enabling them to shine a new light on the western adaptations as well.


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