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Hazem Azmy is a scholar of Egyptian and comparative theatre and interdisciplinary humanities. He is also a university teacher, translator, dramaturg, freelance journalist and editor. Most notably, he is the author of the entire portfolio on Egypt in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, ed. Dennis Kennedy (Oxford University Press, 2003). His current research and dramaturgical activities focus on the construction of cultural identities in contemporary/post-9/11 Egyptian theatre, with particular reference to the work of playwrights/directors Lenin El-Ramly and Sameh Mahran. For more information, please visit his website at: http://hazemazmy.8m.net/home.html