Said Saleh: Present Generation Has No Credit for Arts
Egyptian actor Said Saleh believes that art is like life, which is “bad now as human beings are facing economic and political crises such as the Palestinians who are ripped daily.” He inquired, how can such people be creative?
According to Saleh, art in the past was beautiful. “We do not say it is the time of beautiful art but rather the time of beautiful life, “ said Saleh adding that the search for bread and the horrible conflict made people lurk for each other.
“The plays we portrayed previously can be good to be seen by the audience after more than 20 years from now. These include the play Hello Shalabi, Madrasat al Mushaghibeen (School of Naughty Boys), al Eyal Kibret (Kids Have Grown Up), Shahed Ma Shafash Hagah (Witness Who Saw Nothing) and others. The present generation has no credit for the song as is the case with the theater and cinema and the situation is like a hamburger sandwich which is over as soon as it is swallowed,” Saleh told the daily al Hayat.
He inquired, “does what is presented now have any relation whatsoever with comedy? I wish they offered real comedy. The base of comedy is the theme and not the actor who is nothing but a means for conveying the story.”
“It is possible to find new screenwriters and the evidence on that are the two plays I presented and which recorded smash hits including Holw al Kalam (Sweet Words) and Kaabaloun. With the new screenwriter Mohammed sharshar, I shall return to the beautiful stage which the audience will listen to using their minds and will enjoy,” added Saleh.
However, Saleh is still optimistic over the return of cinema to its past situation, basing his optimism on “the infusion of new blood in screenwriting, acting, direction and other technical aspects in addition to the available technologically advanced tools,” said Saleh -- Albawaba.com