Wajdi Mouawad, Incendies [Fires]

Rasha Chatta (Europe in the Middle East - The Middle East in Europe)
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Lebanese-Canadian Wajdi Mouawad’s play


[Fires; translated into English under the title


, 2005], published in 2003, forms the second part of a tetralogy titled

Le sang des promesses

[The Blood of Promises], other volumes of which include






(2006), and


[Skies] (2009). Though each of these four dramatic units is a self-contained play which can be read independently from the other three, Mouawad notes that what reunites them is the underlying question of origin, a fundamental reflexion at the heart of his project (Mouawad, 2011: 9). A prolific dramaturge and novelist, Director of the Théâtre National de la Colline in Paris since 2016, Mouawad recognises that he has been haunted by the idea of war, which influences and…

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Citation: Chatta, Rasha. "Incendies". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 June 2018 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35612, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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