Lyrical Formations in the Arabic Theatrical Discourse: Socrates’ Final Days as a Model

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Mr. Akeel Zughair Ubeiss Al-Azawi, Dr. Hayder Jawaad Kadhim Al-Ameedi


The researchers seek to know the lyrical formationsin the Arabic dramatic discourse: Socrates’ Final Days as a model.

          The importance of lyric art in the Arabic stage presentation lies in the fact that it is an important element of discourse. That is, the lyric art, through its linguistic and rhythmic techniques, can grasp the real meaning of the tale being performed, regardless its significance as an aesthetic element that adds an expressive musical dimension and harmony to the stage.

          The present research has four chapters:

          The first chapter deals with (the problem of the research) which is embodied in the following question:

What are the lyrical formations in the Arabic dramatic discourse?

          This chapter also embodies the significance of the research. It highlights the need for the present research since it sheds light on the lyric art and its various forms. It does so by focusing on the lyric forms as they are noticed in the Arabic dramatic discourse, especially the performance of Socrates’ Final Days. Moreover, it includes the main (research objective); that is, to know the lyrical formations in the Arabic dramatic discourse.

          Besides, the first chapter includes the (delimitation of the research). It delimits the timeline and place of the research to the year 1998, Cairo, while its topic is the study and analysis of the play Socrates’ Final Days. It concludes with defining the terms used in the present research.

          The second chapter provides a theoretical background to the research. It is divided into two parts. The first part examines the lyrical formations of the global stage, while the second part deals with the lyrical modes of the Arabic stage. It concludes with presenting the main parameters of the theoretical part.

          The third chapter deals with the procedures of the research. It includes the research sample, the research methodology and its tool. It concludes with providing an analysis of Socrates’ Final Days; a play by Mansour Rahbani.

          The research comes to its conclusion in the fourth chapter which includes the results, the findings and the bibliography.

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