Remembering the Legacy of Karam Mutawa: A Tribute to the Late Star

Sarah Salah Thursday, December 7, 2023 07:00 AM Today, Thursday, is the anniversary of the late star’s birth. Karam MutawaHis artistic works are still engraved in the memory of his fans and he is one of the most talented stars who shined on stage and in the world of television drama and cinema.

The artist Hanan Mutawa, the son of the late star, said in a television interview that she wanted to say the word “I love you” to her father, the late artist Karam Mutawa, before he died, and that her father recommended that I act before he died.

The great artist Karam Mutawa was born in “Desouk” in Kafr El-Sheikh, born in 1933. His works varied between cinema and television, but his first love was theater and the title of pioneer of modern theatre. Karam Mutawa joined the Faculty of Law and also joined the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts during his studies in college. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and the Institute Acting in the same year, and he obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Ain Shams University, then a Bachelor of Theater from the Higher Institute of Drama in 1956. He was first in his class. He received a scholarship to study directing in Italy that lasted 5 years, and studied at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome.

He traveled to Algeria and worked as a professor for the students of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts. In addition to his work as a professor at the Institute of Dramatic Arts, he also worked as director of the Pocket Theater, director of the National Theater and Lyric Theater, and head of the National Cinema Center and the Theater Artistic House. He received the Medal of Arts, First Class, from the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

He also directed many works, most notably “Al-Hussein Tha’ara,” “Isis,” and “Diwan Al-Baqar,” and presented a number of dramatic works in cinema and television as an actor, such as “Arabesque” and “Al-Mansi.”

He married the artist Suhair Al-Morshedy, and their daughter was the artist Hanan Mutawa. He received the Medal of Arts, First Class, from the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser. He was honored at the Carthage Festival and died on December 9, 1996.

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