1 Freedley, George and Reeves, John A., A History of the Theatre (New York: Crown Publishers, 1941).
2 Brockett, Oscar, History of the Theatre (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1968), p. 8.
3 Al-Khozai, Mohammed, The Development of Early Arabic Drama 1847–1900 (London and New York: Longman, 1984), p. 28.
4 Chelkowsky, Peter J., ed., Taziyeh: Ritual and Drama in Iran (New York: New York University Press, 1979), p. 1.
5 Zarrilli, Phillip B., McConachie, Bruce, Williams, Gary Jay and Sorgenfrei, Carol Fischer, Theatre Histories: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2006), p. xvii.
8 Derrida, Jacques, ‘Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences’, in idem, Writing and Difference, trans. Bass, Alan (London: Routledge, 1978), pp. 278–94, here p. 360, our emphasis.
10 See Litvin's blog on the topic at http://arabshakespeare.blogspot.com/. Also see the special issue of Critical Survey devoted to Arab Shakespeare and guest-edited by Litvin (19, 3, Winter 2007).
11 Margaret Litvin, ‘Arab Theatre in the New World Market’, The Experimental (daily of CIFET 2008), 13 October 2008, p. 1.
12 This approach is best exemplified in Amine and Carlson's current book project entitled Theatre in North Africa: The Performative Turn in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, to appear in the Palgrave series Studies in International Performance edited by J. Reinelt and B. Singleton.
14 Amine, Khalid and Carlson, Marvin, ‘Al-halqa in Arabic Theatre: An Emerging Site of Hybridity’, Theatre Journal, 60, 1 (March 2008), pp. 71–87.
15 Jestrovic, Silvija and Meerzon, Yana, eds., Performance, Exile, and ‘America’ (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
16 Published in McKenzie, Jon, Roms, Heike and Wee, C. J. W.-L., eds., Contesting Performance: Global Sites of Research (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 191–206.