The Prophet (Oberon Modern Plays) (Paperback)
It's January 28th 2011 and Egypt stands on the brink. For Layla and Hisham, a young couple living in downtown Cairo, a dictatorial and corrupt government is only one of their problems. As the world shifts, cataclysmically, around them, some long hidden secrets threaten to emerge and tear them apart. Based on extensive interviews in Cairo with revolutionaries and soldiers, journalists and cab drivers, this new drama depicts both a revolution in progress and the society from which it sprang.
Hassan Abdulrazzak's first play Baghdad Wedding was first staged at the Soho Theatre in 2007, & then subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Hassan is an award winning playwright, having won the 2008 George Devine and Meyer-Whitworth awards and the 2009 Pearson award.In 2006 Hassan co-organized the Iraqi Documentary Film Festival at the School of Oriental and African Studies.