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Contemporary 2D Illustrations of Egyptian Theatre's Golden Age

Created by art director Haitham Othman, these geometric works of art will take you back.

A recent series of art works depicting some pretty neat illustrations for some of our favourite childhood plays have been circulating the internet and we have to say it looks awesome. The depictions are of such retro classics such as El Wad Sayed El Shaghal, El 3eyal Kebret and El Joker. The images kind of make you want to revisit those plays and re-watch the timeless classics that shaped our youth. Not to be mistaken for another Egyptians love nostalgia post, this is merely a reassurance of a great but lost art form.

Popular theatre is almost definitely dead, and we surely do miss it. The recent decline in Egyptian theatre can be attributed to a number of things but mainly the lack od good scripts and the advent of online and satellite TV. As art continues to be watered down it, we’re even starting to see less movies as people are shying away from the golden screen.

For those of us who were lucky enough to be a part of these wonderful masterpieces growing up, here’s a set of photos by Al-Masna3's art director Haitham Othman, that will make you want to dust those old VHS tapes.


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