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A rectangular booklet with red cover, opens right to left. Issued by the Royal Opera House for the program of a theatre play titled "Hassan, Marcos, and Cohen" which follow three friends, a Muslim, a Copt and a Jew. The cover contains the name of Naguib al-Rihani, an actor and playwrite. The royal crown appears at the top center above the name of the opera house.
The content of the booklet is varied, including advertising for a film, synopsis of the play, carricature drawings of the play's main characters, list of appearing actors in the play, and assorted advertising for shops mostly concentrated in the downtown area for furniture, flowers, and a department store.
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Height: 14.70 centimetres
Width: 22.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hassan, Marcos and Cohen is a landmark theatre play that was performed at the height of the Second World War in 1943 depicting the lives of three Egyptian male friends who represent Egypt's three religious communities, Muslims, Christian Copts, and Jews.
It was later made into a film in 1954 and performed again on stage at the height of Egyptian nationalism after the expellsion of many foreign communities in 1960.
In 2008 the play was adapted into a new film which excluded Cohen, the Jewish character.
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- Egypt and Sudan
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