Alfred Farag


November 28, 2021

Alfred Marks Farag (Kafr El-Sayyadin, Zagazig, Sharkia Governorate, 1926 - London, England, December 4, 2005) is a playwright and one of the most important playwrights in Egypt.

His upbringing

Alfred Farag was born in the Sharkia Governorate, but his upbringing was in Alexandria, where he lived until I graduated from its university. From a young age, he seduced the theater and used to participate in the school's acting teams. He entered the Faculty of Arts at Alexandria University, Department of English Language, and graduated in 1949. He worked as an English teacher for six years and worked as a journalist and literary critic in Rosal-Youssef magazine, Al-Tahrir magazine, and Al-Gomhouria Journal until I devote myself to theater between 1964 and 1965, which is the period during which he wrote plays that were dealt with. The social changes that took place in Egypt, the revolution of July 23, 1952, and he worked as an advisor to the Theatre, Music and Folk Arts Authority. He worked as a consultant for the Department of Culture in Oran, Algeria, from 1973 to 1979, as part of Egypt’s efforts to develop and advance the area around it. As a cultural editor for Arabic Granil.

His plays

The first known text he wrote was “The Voice of Egypt.” Because of his leftist affiliation and political ideas, he was arrested for five years from 1959 to 1964 during the era of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Tabrizi wing and its continuity. Alfred Farag was one of the theatrical generation that came after the generation of Tawfiq Al-Hakim, the generation of Youssef Idris, Saad Al-Din Wahba, Noaman Ashour, Mikhail Roman, Mahmoud Diab and Rashad Rushdy, and one of the pillars of the Egyptian theater in the sixties of the twentieth century, and a writer of fate that shapes taste High theatrical. His plays discussed the concerns of contemporary politics, such as in his play “Al-Zeer Salem” about the Al-Basous war. Its topics are a treasure of literature that embodies the national identity. He wrote many plays, including "The Fall of Pharaoh" and "Suleiman Al-Halabi" in which I dealt with national independence, and "Letters of the Judge of Siberia", "Askar and Thieves" and the social comedy "Marriage on a Divorce Paper" and "Atwa Abu Mutawa" who played the role The starring actor Yehia El Fakhrani. The Egyptian state honored him with many prizes, and he received the Medal of Science and Arts of the first degree. He died in a hospital in London on December 4, 2005

His most important plays

Pharaoh's fall Baghdad barber Zeer Salem Suleiman Al-Halabi Soldiers and thieves On the wing of Tabrizi and Tab

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