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Ad for Badia Masabni Troupe's Performance at the Printania Theater
October 30, 1936


Translated by Priscilla Adum





One side of this ad promotes Badia Masabni's performance at the Printania Theater (often referred to as the Brentania by Arabic speakers). The other side publicizes the show at her own nightclub, Casino Badia.

Al Ahram
Friday, October 30, 1936
Page 3

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



The Advertisement

On the Right Side: Promotion for Badia's Own Nightclub


Emad el Din Street
Telephone 58883

OPENING on Saturday October 31

Also on the following Days


The Story: Servant of the Servant

Sketch: Ehhh

Play: Flowers of Freedom

The Lovely Monologist: Fathya Mahmoud

Surprising You With Her Original Novelties

The Queen of The Theater Shows

Badia Masabni

Every Friday A Daytime Performance at 6:30 pmĀ 

Caption Underneath Badia's Picture:

Madame Badia Masabni


On the Left Side: Promotion of Badia's Troupe at the Printania

The Badia Masabni Troupe

Emad el Din Street
Telephone 43433

Brentania Theater

Opening on Thursday November 5th


The Great Theater Play
Life Makes Us Crazy

Three Parts Five Acts
Written by Abou El Seoud El Ebiari
Composed By Farid Ghosn and Mahmoud El Sherif

In the Leading Role

The Queen Of The Theater Shows

Badia Masabni

Every Tuesday a Daytime Performance at 6:30 pm
Every Thursday and Friday a Daytime performance for Families at 6:30 pm

Badia at Printania



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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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