Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema, Jacob M. Landau, 1958 First Edition
Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema ,1958 by Jacob M. Landau is the first Western study of Arab theater and the relevant culture of the Near East.
This study is divided into three parts: The Background, The Arab Theater, and The Arab Cinema. The Background discuses Mimicry, the Passion Play called the Ta'ziya, and The Shadow Play. The Arab and Cinema are discussed historically from beginnings to the present.
There is also a bibliography, a list of some Arabic plays, 1848-1956, and a list of abbreviations.
This book is in good condition. The dust jacket shows some shelf wear, and the book proper, well protected by the dust jacket, shows some browning of pages and handling. There are ten photographs. The book measures 5 3/4 inches by 1 inch by 8 1/2 inches and has 290 pages.
It is a First Edition,