THE PEOPLE OF THE
by Tawfiq Al-Hakim
A play in four acts
Translated by Mahmoud El Lozy
Following the publication of The People of the
Cave, in 1933, Al-Hakim was hailed as a major innovator in Arabic
literature by prestigious figures in the Middle East literary scene.
Taha Hussein called it the first work in Arabic literature that
could actually be called a play. Almost three decades later, Ghali
Shoukri referred to The People of the Cave as the first genuine
Here is the first complete translation of one of Tawfiq Al-Hakim's
most significant and controversial works, providing English-speaking
directors, actors and theatre students with a text that is easily
translatable into a working script.
Paperback: ISBN 977-1045-10-5