Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Tragedy of Oedipus: An Arabic Adaptation by Ali Ahmed Bakatheer

An Arabic Islamic reproduction of Sophocles, Oedipus Rex by the writer Ali Ahmed Bakatheer. An audio track on YouTube produced by the Egyptian Radio and TV union  and performed by some of Egyptians famous actors. I can even recognize the voice of the actress  Samiha Ayoub (Jocasta). Because of her long and outstanding  performance in the stage she is called "Arab theatre's leading lady". Oedipus is performed by the Egyptian actor Karam Motawea (Wikipedia page is in Arabic sorry, there is no English page for this actor, but if interested you could translate it by Google). There is also an audio file in Archive.org here: https://archive.org/details/OedipusTheKing

I'm listening to it now. Wow ! this is wonderful !