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Egypt censors theatrical play ‘Before the Revolution’; director appeals

CAIRO (AP) --- Egypt s state censors prohibited the performance of a play just hours before its Sunday premiere in Cairo, the latest episode in authorities unrelenting crackdown on free speech. Director Ahmed El Attar cancelled the Sunday and Monday showings of Before The Revolution, a two-actor piece that depicts feelings of oppression and stagnation in Egypt before its 2011 popular uprising, saying that to remove five scenes as required by the censors heavily distorted the piece. The play, which had

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