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Arts: Theater: United States
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Muslim women's contribution to theater in the United States – particularly in the last decade – is one of profusion as their dynamic presence is visible and growing in all areas of theater whether as writers, directors, producers, or actors. Their involvement in comedy and drama and classical and experimental theater demonstrates their diversity, aesthetically, thematically, and structurally. These women also challenge stereotypes, raise awareness, and create spaces for dialogues. Simultaneously…

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Handal, Nathalie, “Arts: Theater: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0298i>
First published online: 2009



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