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Palestinian Performance on the Theatrical Front - Lecture & Discussion with Samer Al-Saber

November 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
CCSRE Conference Room | Bldg 360 | Rm 361J
Speaker: 
Samer Al-Saber

After the 1967 occupation of the Palestinian territories, theatre artists created a broad range of plays and productions that, for a brief period, became the leading form of cultural resistance in the West Bank, particularly in East Jerusalem, by articulating versions of the Palestinian identity, critiquing social norms, and challenging the power disparity created by the Occupation.

Dr. Samer Al-Saber (Theater & Performance Studies) will discuss the period of 1967 to 1993 in the context of what he calls a Theatrical Front as it unfolded after the Occupation. He will explore the ways that oppressive measures led to the creation of a performing movement that continues today.

Kindly RSVP at the link provided. Lunch will be served.

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity and Co-Sponsored by Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Stanford Arts, and Theater and Performance Studies
Contact Email: 
ddmurray@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
650-736-6790