On the sidelines of the Doha Book Fair… Qatari artists revive the Al-Asma’i poem with a theatrical work

The play raises a very important contemporary issue of copyright and the need to protect it, as well as draws attention to the issue of Arab brain drain.

Doha A cry for the preservation of intellectual property in the Arab world launched by the play “Al-Asma’i Baquwa”, which was shown on the sidelines of the Doha Book Fair in Qatar, with the restoration of the famous incident play related to the well-known Al-Asma’i poem “Voice of the Whistle of the Nightingale”.

The play raises a very important contemporary issue related to copyright and the need to protect it. It also draws attention to the issue of Arab brain drain, by dealing with the story of the theft of the famous Al-Asma’i poem “The Voice of Sfeir Al-Bulbul”, which the great Arab poet is exposed to and who searches through the events of the play for his lost stolen rights, but does not find solution to this dilemma.

In the end, Al-Asma’i decides to migrate to Western countries in search of a homeland and broader horizons. At the conclusion of the show, the next time led by Qatar is presented as the homeland of freedom and tolerance, the meeting place of world cultures and the incubator of Arab creativity.

The play includes lyrical dance panels (Al Jazeera)

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The play is starring a group of Qatari art stars, led by Hadia Saeed, Ghazi Hussein and Nasser Al-Momen, with a selection of actors, including Salem Al-Mansoori, Shuail Al-Kuwari, Mohammed Al-Sayegh, Khaled Khamis, Khaled Rabea, Ali Al-Khalaf and Ali Al-Sharshni. Lyrical paintings from the Arab heritage.

Writer Abdel Rahim Al Seddiqi, Director of the Theater Affairs Center, expresses his happiness at presenting the play as part of the Doha International Book Fair, noting that it is the first time that the Qatari theater has participated in a huge theatrical work within the activities of the ancient exhibition, in which the Theater Affairs Center is also participating this year with a number of puppet plays. .

Al-Siddiqi added that the Theater Affairs Center is determined to produce many distinguished works that discuss important topics during the upcoming theatrical season.

The play revives the story of the historical Al-Asma’i poem (Al-Jazeera)

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For his part, writer Tayseer Abdullah confirmed in a statement to Al Jazeera Net that the work is written in simplified classical Arabic inlaid with the modern Qatari colloquial dialect, adding that the play reveals the problem of distance from the book and reading.

Abdullah added that the play “Al-Asma’i Baquwa” is an hour and a half Qatari theatrical work, starring a group of Qatari art stars, explaining that Al-Asma’i collides through satirical comic situations during the play with some of the patterns and behaviors of the Arab cultural community, which puts obstacles in front of The Arab creator for his creativity, and we discover the problem of being away from books and reading.

Abdullah explained that the play is interspersed with lyrical and dancing panels by an Arab band specialized in that, expressing his happiness at the insistence on creativity and excellence of this work by the team members, especially since this work came in conjunction with the book fair, which is a prominent event with its local and regional standing.

The play draws attention to the issue of Arab brain drain (Al-Jazeera)

Asma’i story

The story of the poem “Sawt Sfeir al-Bulbul” is widely known as starring al-Asma’i, whom Harun al-Rashid called “the devil of poetry”. , and they are two things that cannot be attributed to a poet like Al-Asma’i, moreover, it was mentioned in history that Al-Asma’i was one of the mourners of the Caliph Harun Al-Rashid, but he did not mention that he was one of the companions of Abu Jaafar Al-Mansur, who delivered the poem in his court.

And if this meeting actually took place between Al-Mansur and Al-Asma’i, then it was in the early days of Al-Asma’i’s youth, but the biography of the great poet shows that at that stage he was obtaining knowledge, collecting news and meeting the Bedouins, and he has not yet contacted any of the princes and caliphs, according to the skeptics in the novel.

The character of Al-Asma’i in the Arab heritage is considered an example in the strength of memorization, the kindling of memory and the presence of intuition, and he is Abu Saeed Abdul-Malik bin Qareeb Al-Asma’i, who was said that women did not give birth like him in his mind and memorized his narration, and Isaac Al-Mawsili, one of his opponents, said about him: The wonders of the world are known and numbered. Including Asma’i.

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