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Tawfiq al-Hakim ( توفيق الحكيم)
Tawfiq al-Hakim, the son of a wealthy Egyptian judge, was born in Alexandria in 1898. He studied law in Cairo, graduating in 1925, and then continued his studies in Paris. Following his return from France, he worked as a deputy prosecutor in Alexandria, combining his legal work with writing. In 1929, he transferred to the civil courts and worked in other cities, including Tanta, Damanhour and Dessouk. He also worked as a journalist in Akhbar al-Yom newspaper, and as a manager of the Egyptian National Library. Although he wrote novels, poems and essays, he is best remembered as a prolific playwright who played a key role in the development of Arabic drama. He died in 1987.
Egipte, 1988, Tawfiq al-Hakim
Egipte, 2010, Tawfiq al-Hakim