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The Widow  

Written by

A. Al-Azraki

~playauthor~Written by~ A. Al-Azraki

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 19, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...Offers a perspective on contemporary Iraqi theatre, the theatre of exile. Moving away from Iraq into the exiled community a central character is now living in Canada. Ashamed of abandoning a widow of the 2003 US-led invastion whom he left...

A Cradle  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

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James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Abdul-Kareem Al-Ameri , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Roles: Total (6), Female (1), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Depicts a group of semi-allegorical characters trapped in a Doomsday environment of chocking dust and roofs collapsing from bombing where the carpenter protagonist divides his work between cradles and coffins and the most articulate voice...

Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Monadhil Daoud Albayati , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 16, Roles: Total (19), Female (4), Male (15), Unassigned (0)

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... becomes a clownish Al-Qaeda member wearing an explosive vest, an American general makes a brief apperance and the rattle of machine guns is frequently heard offstage.  ...

Cartoon Dreams  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Kareem Shghidel , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (5), Unassigned (1)

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...Assembles a group of Iraqis, male and female, secular and religious, first in a dreamlike airport lounge and then on an equally dreamlike plane, where their fears and their frustrated desire to escape their current home situation...

Ishtar in Baghdad  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Rasha Fadhil , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...A dark play created in the shadow of the shocking revelations from Abu Ghraid. The Mesopotamian gods Ishtar and Tammuz, representing the ancient culture of Iraq, appalled by the current destruction and suffering, come down to earth...

Summer Rain  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Ali Abdel-Nabi Al-Zaidi , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Roles: Total (4), Female (1), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Addresses a question that is often posed on the Iraqi street: who is real and who is a clone? Taking place in a house between a wife and her multiple husbands it calls upon the nascent science of human cloning in order to broach the subject...

Me, Torture, and Your Love  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Awatif Naeem , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (2), Female (0), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...The two characters, one wealthy and one poor before the new order are now reduced to a common plight, find hope in their desperate situation by recognising their common roots in their suffering country...

The Takeover  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Hoshang Waziri , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (4), Female (4), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Described as a 'dance of death' akin to the works of Strindberg or Genet. Set in a decaying haunted house where a group of mad and half-mad women plot against each other for the decaying remains of a once-elegant mansion.  ...

A Strange Bird on our Roof  

Translated by

A. Al-Azraki

and

James Al-Shamma

~playauthor~Written by~ Abdul Razaq al Rubai , A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma ~playauthor~Translated by~ A. Al-Azraki , James Al-Shamma

Methuen Drama, 2017

Bloomsbury Publishing

Playtext

Scenes: 5, Roles: Total (8), Female (3), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...An American soldier, stationed on the roof of the home of an Iraqi the army is seeking, establishes a fragile bond of common humanity with the mother of the house, but at the end, the dynamics of the war and the occupation destroy all hope...