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Author Guo, Li

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


Description 1 online resource (xi, 240 pages)
Series Islamic History and Civilization Ser. ; v. 93
Islamic History and Civilization Ser
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 Print version record
Subject Ibn DàInìIyàIl, Muh̀I£ammad, 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
CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Puppets & Puppetry.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Puppets & Puppetry.
Arabic poetry
Performing arts
Shadow shows
Egypt -- Cairo
Islamic Empire
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004218802