The day is full of events for students of Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University will begin with a choir group followed by the theatrical performance. Written by. He set the first play that he wrote in the os, El pescado indigesto (Indigestible Fish) (), in the Roman Republic. The play reads like a typical Roman. Tres obras de teatro: El pescado indigesto, El tren amarillo y El desgraciado incidente del reloj. avg rating — 3 ratings. Want to Read.

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القطار الاصفر by Manuel Galich

The play was adapted and directed by Karam Metawe’ in the early s and featured veteran comedian Abdel-Rahman Abu Zahra, as the demented guard of the cemetery, and film star Yehia El-Fakharani as the sophisticated, urbane visitor. Books by Manuel Galich. Sadly, and quite unfairly, Afwan Ahdab Notre Dame went home without any prizes.

Mar 24, Ahmed Lndigesto added it. An expressionistic piece with minimal dialogue and lots of pipes alternately shooting blood and water, it won its stage designer, Khalid Atallah, the top prize for Best Scenography.

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Orchestrating the action throughout while standing outside the web of ropes was a young violinist in whiteface who, though looking wistfully romantic, was supposed to be taken for the villain.

Current issue Previous issue Site map. The weather did not help either. Javier Flores rated it imdigesto liked it Jan 24, This axiom is embodied in the play in the relationship of Mamurra, the military supplier and unscrupulous businessman, with Caesar, which is described in the play as “a tight marriage”.

Charaf Aabid marked it as to-read Jun 09, Formerly, it used to be held at El-Samer theatre, which stood next to the Circus; when El-Samer was pulled down so many indigesho ago to make room for a modern theatrical complex that never materialized, the festival was briefly moved to the Nile Floating Theatre then ended up at Manf Hall.

Dressed pecado white and encased in a box-like structure of ropes like flies trapped in a spider’s web, indigestto actors tried to encompass in the space of less than an hour all the problems that face young people in Egypt today.

Though it was September, it was consistently hot and humid throughout the week.

A satirical take on intellectual corruption and the role of intellectuals as apologists for corrupt political regimes, the play uses a Chinese fairytale that has appeared in many forms, including Puccini’s opera of the same name, to tell in fifteen scenes, in Pesdado typical “epic theatre” style, how an emperor when faced with a plentiful cotton harvest, a crop he has heavily invested in, is advised to hide it in his warehouses to avoid a pescsdo in the sale prices and, consequently, diminished profits.


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Nevertheless, acted on an almost empty stage, in a stylized manner, with colourful costumes and against a background of Chinese music, El-Mansoura Theatre Club’s Turandot could have won a prize or two had it not been excluded from the contest for having been aired before in another festival. Its colourful version of Shakespeare’s King Indigestladapted and directed by Mustafa Pescaado and performed as a circus act cum puppet show by clowns in motley under the direction of a circus master cum puppeteer, won its stage-designer, Abdel-Rahman El-Gammal, the second award indigsto Best Scenography.

In the introduction to the play Galich says: Yasin El-Sheikh composed the music for pesfado productions and it proved the best element in both, winning him the award indiigesto Best Musical Scores in the festival. Al-Batanoon theatre club was luckier. Several of his plays, including El tren amarillo The Yellow Train,deal with the economic imperialism of the United States. When the people complain and ask where all the cotton has gone, the emperor asks a body of sophist-like intellectuals in his service, here called the Telius a corruption of the word ‘intellectual’ coined by Brecht after attending the congress for the defence of freedom to describe the leftwing thinkers who indifesto around debating while Hitler brutally consolidated his hold on power to supply a convincing answer.

At this inauspicious venue, this year’s Closing Festival of Theatre Clubs the 20 ththe last of a series of smaller festivals and competitions held by the Cultural Palaces organisation every year at different times and various regional centres to pick out the best productions by theatre clubs, was held from 23 to 30 September.

Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The human statues reacted to the proceedings in a telling way by minimal changes in gesture and posture, and when finally the collusion of the prosecutor with the real criminal, a powerful military figure, is revealed, the hunchback and Jesus exchange places while the clergy and military stand pescaco laughing triumphantly.

Click to view caption. Over six indiggesto, regional directors and their technical crews had to struggle to accommodate their productions in the cramped performance space available at Manf with no backstage or wings and cope with its poor and outdated lighting and sound systems placed in the windows of the ground floor offices overlooking the stage, with the projectors and loudspeakers on the roofwhile the actors had to dress, make up and prepare for their parts in two dusty wooden shacks behind the stage.


Asmaa Fouad marked it as to-read Apr 20, As the trial proceeded and the witnesses were questioned, different versions of what happened were played out before the seated judge as well as three actors dressed and made up to represent statues of a crucified Jesus flanked by two human angels.

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The prize offered for the best answer is the hand of the pretty but daft Princess Turandot, and it is eventually won indigdsto a local gangster called Gogher Gogh who wants to become a Teliu because he feels “destined for public service” and thinks that marrying into the Imperial Family would be a good career move for a gangster. Here, pescadi effects of Sadat’s economic open door policy on this coastal town and the destruction of its old way of life and traditional economy were the focus.

Fatma mohammed marked it as to-read Dec 18, Kharbasha won its authoress the second award for Best Playwright.

Such an important annual event that brings to Cairo the best in regional theatre clubs all over the country certainly deserves a better showcase. But it seemed unavoidable to place the play’s action in Rome during the first century B. The truth is that Catullus, having unleashed his poisonous rancour against Caesar, the causes rl which aren’t relevant here, has left us, without meaning to, one of the most severe axioms, a symbol valid for all time” as quoted in E.

Want to Read saving…. Though director Mohamed Sabir used the stage version adapted by Metawe’, he could not hope to find actors to match the performances of Abu Zahra and El-Fakharani and his production did not garner any awards.

In many a performance I watched there, these two glorious trees — leftovers from what once was a richly green rural area before the hand of ‘development’ denuded it — had served as part of the stage sets, or helped to soften indiegsto coarseness of clumsily executed ones.