1965 First Women

Nidal al-Ashkar: A renowned cultural figure

Nidal al-Ashkar was among the most influential women to shape the cultural landscape of Lebanon and the Arab world. Much of the development of theatre in Beirut is attributed to her efforts, which culminated in the establishment of Mohtaraf Beirut lil Masrah and Masrah al-madinah (al-Madina theatre) 1. She tapped into the world of theatre, poetry, and many other art forms.