AWEJ for Translation & Literary Studies, Volume 5, Number 1. February   2021                                Pp.40-59

Arabic Contemporary Poetic Drama: Ali Ahmed Ba-Kathir A Pioneer

English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts,  Al Mandaq
Al Baha University, Saudi Arabia


Many central playwrights significantly contributed to the progress and advancement of Arabic drama. They were apt to achieve dramatic illustrations in several Arabic countries all the way through ages and places. Still, this study attempts to shed light on an innovator poet-dramatist who represents many cultures and experiences. It aims at displaying the most significant features of renovation associated with the development of the modern Arabic poetic drama that employs history and social problems to present a vision for Arabic literature in the contemporary age. The researcher adopts the critical-descriptive approach in analyzing the poet-dramatist, Ali Ahmad Ba-Kathir, and two of his poetic dramas. It is mapped with an introductory overview dealing with a concise notion of drama, concentrating predominantly on poetic drama. The foremost part copes with the developer and pioneer Ali Ahmad Ba-Kathir, focusing on his thoughts and experiences in the field. The paper, then, moves ahead to deal with two verse plays as a model of his craftsmanship and mastery. After that, the study finishes with a brief argument and/or recommendations and an end.

Cite as:

Dahami, Y.S. H.  (2021). Arabic Contemporary Poetic Drama: Ali Ahmed Ba-Kathir A Pioneer. Arab World English Journal for Translation & Literary Studies 5 (1): 40-59.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awejtls/vol5no1.3


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Yahya Saleh Hasan Dahami is an Associate Professor of English Literature and Criticism, working in the English Department, Faculty of Science and Arts – Al Mandaq, Al Baha University, KSA since 2010. He obtained his Ph. D. in English Literature from Jamia Millia – New Delhi, in 2004. Dahami is an active researcher and reviewer. He is a Board Member of the English Department, Al Baha University. Dahami has been the Head of the English Department and a Board Member https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0195-7878