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Farrah, Abd'Elkader [Abdel]locked

(1926–2005)
  • Terry Hands

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Farrah, Abd'Elkader [Abdel] (1926–2005), theatre designer, was born in Ksar al-Boukhari, Algeria, on 28 March 1926, the son of Brahim Farrah and his wife, Fatima-Zohra Missoumi. His first ambition was to be a painter, but with fundamentalist strictures against figurative painting he found the theatre a three-dimensional alternative and ran a touring company with his brother until it was censored and closed by the authorities in 1950....

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