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Ad Announcing Badia's Move from Theater to Cinema
September 10, 1935

 

Translated By Priscilla Adum

 

This is a translation of an advertisement that Badia Masabni placed in the newspaper on September 10, 1935 to announce her final play before retiring from the theater to pursue a career in cinema. The movie proved to be a flop, and in 1936 Badia returned to the stage.

 

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Troupe Badia Masabni

The Greatest Egyptian Show Troupe

Casino Badia, Summer Location

At the English Bridge in Giza

Beginning Monday, September 9 and on the Following Days

Presents

The Great Theater Play

As the World Turns

A theater play made up of two parts and six acts

Written by El Oustaz Abou El Se3oud El Ebiary

Directed By El Oustaz Mouries Kaasary

Composed by El Oustazaen Farid Ghosn and Mahmoud El Sherif

As the World Turns

This is the final play that Madame Badia will present for her kind fans as a farewell to them.

To leave them with the best impression in regards to her constant efforts to present new and varied shows. This is because she is retiring from theater work and will now dedicate herself to performing in cinema.

As the World Turns

Starring in the leading role: Madame Badia Masabni, The Queen Of The Theater Shows

Every Tuesday a daytime performance for women and every Sunday and Friday a daytime performance for all public at 6:30 p.m.

Ad

 

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About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 

Priscilla

 

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