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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9789774165603

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.001.0001

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Public Recitations of Romances—continued

Public Recitations of Romances—continued

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(p.379) Chapter 23 Public Recitations of Romances—continued
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An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians
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Edward William Lane

Jason Thompson

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American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0023

The third type of reciters, along with the storytellers and poets of the previous two chapters, mainly told the story of ‘Antar (Seeret ‘Antar) and were therefore known as “‘Antariah.” They also told other tales, such as Seerat Delhemeh or stories from A Thousand and One Nights. There were around six of them in Cairo. They performed without music, chanting the poetry from memory and reading the prose. This chapter also includes summaries of some of the tales told and translations of some of the poetry.

Keywords:   Recitation, Poetry, Prose, Storytellers, A Thousand and One Nights

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