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Author Guo, Li, 1956-

Title The performing arts in medieval Islam : shadow play and popular poetry in Ibn Dāniyāl's Mamluk Cairo / by Li Guo
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Contents Life as a play. Eye doctor and street buffoon -- Court panegyrist and jester -- Satirist and shadow playwright -- Legacy and controversy. The making of the Arabic shadow play -- The ornament of the poetry -- The many faces of a performer -- The play. The phantom: a shadow play
Summary Drawing on medieval Arabic sources and earlier scholarship, this book is a study of the life and work of Ibn D niy l (d. 1310). It also presents the first full English translation of his shadow play "The Phantom."
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ibn Dānīyāl, Muḥammad, 1249 or 1250-1310 or 1311 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Arabic poetry -- 1258-1800 -- History and criticism.
Shadow shows -- Egypt -- Cairo -- History -- 13th century.
Performing arts -- Islamic Empire -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004218802 ( (electronic bk.)
9004218807 (electronic bk.)