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by Amir Nizar Zuabi

  • ISBN: 140813005X
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Amir Nizar Zuabi
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Other formats: azw doc lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Methuen Drama (October 1, 2011)
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • FB2 size: 1593 kb
  • EPUB size: 1533 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
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I am Yusuf and this is my Brother, a play by Amir Nizar Zuabi, is the dramatic re-enactment of the lives of the Baisamoon villagers in historical Palestine

I am Yusuf and this is my Brother, a play by Amir Nizar Zuabi, is the dramatic re-enactment of the lives of the Baisamoon villagers in historical Palestine. While the characters may be fictive, the overall story is regarded and presented as very much "real" by the writer and the. About a Country Without People aims to analyse the performance of national identity as staged, as an effort towards determining a 'reality' beyond the play for its performers.

With a keen awareness of the vulnerability and fragile ephemerality of life, I am Yusuf and This Is My Brother explores humanity and love in the context of loss and death.

Ali is in love with Nada - but he is in despair

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Direction Amir Nizar Zuabi. Ali is in love with Nada - but he is in despair. Her father won't let them marry because his brother Yusuf is 'odd' with his own eccentric, child-like point of view. As the villagers are scattered and become refugees, the secret that's kept Ali and Nada apart is revealed. A powerful, poetic exploration of different forms of love from the director of Alive from Palestine - 'an astonishing testament to the power of theatre.

The central protagonists are the eponymous siblings.

I Am Yusuf and This Is My Brother is written and directed by the Palestinian author Amir Nizar Zuabi and is brought to London by his inspiring new company, ShiberHur, a name which means "inch of freedom" and betokens the desire on the part of Palestinian artists to find a space for the unfettered imagination. The central protagonists are the eponymous siblings. For reasons that only painfully emerge late on, Yusuf is thought of as the village simpleton

Playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi, directed by Mahit Takalkar

Playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi, directed by Mahit Takalkar. One of the last performances within remembering Veenapani month long festival at Adishkati last night touched one of painful moments of human history, and as one Palestinian poet points out: These tears that we shed, should be for those still breathing

I am Yusuf and This Is My Brother is a powerful, poetic exploration of history, memory and different forms of love.

'Before it happened I didn't know those people existed. Now I'm not certain that we do...'

January 1948. Palestine. The British Mandate is ending. The UN is voting on who will control what part of the land.

Ali is in love with Nada - but he is in despair. Her father won't let them marry because his brother Yusuf is 'odd' with his own eccentric, child-like point of view. Rufus, a soldier on the occupying British forces, longs for the cold fogs of Sheffield. War begins and, as the villagers are scattered and become refugees, the secret that's kept Ali and Nada apart is revealed.

Although set within a politically charged context, the play is full of haunting, dreamlike poetry rather than didactic polemicism. Instead of simply exploring the political debate, Zuabi concentrates more on the richness of language and culture. With a keen awareness of the vulnerability and fragile ephemerality of life, I am Yusuf and This Is My Brother explores humanity and love in the context of loss and death.



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