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Ad for the Victoria Mousa Theater Show
Sunday, October 31, 1926


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This is a translation of the advertisement that was used to promote a show by the Victoria Mousa Troupe in the rooftop theater above El Bosphore Casino. The ad appeared on page 5 of Al Ahram newspaper on October 31, 1926. This was 10 years before Imtithal Fawzy was brutally murdered on that very stage.

ABOUT THE PHOTO: The theater where this show occurred was at Ramses Square, which is where the modern-day Cairo train station stands. At the time of this show, the site did not yet have the statue of Ramses that this photo shows.

Click on the image below to see the advertisement in more detail.



The Advertisement

Victoria Theater

In Midan El Mahata in Front of The Nahdet Masr Statue

Above The Bosphore Casino

For the Victoria Mousa Troupe

Opening Soon

A Theater Among The Most Luxurious Theaters In The Capital

Easy Access From All Areas of the City

Perfectly Prepared Stage Sets, Theater Equipment and Costumes

20 New Plays to be Presented This Season

Written by Important Playwrights

They have a Beautiful Style as well as a Moral...

Dance Troupe... Musical Group.... The Actor's Troupe

is Made up of the Teachers of the Art in Egypt

And Leading them All

Victoria Mousa

Await the Show

Victoria Moussa 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. 




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