Special needs rights in the Egyptian Children's Theater


  • Nermeen Singer
  • Amr Nahla
  • Sameh Awadallah Al Sayed


The study aimed to identify the rights of people with special needs in the Egyptian children's theater, and the study belongs to the descriptive survey studies. The study used the descriptive analysis method for the selected theatrical texts during the time period from 2015 to 2019, and one of the most important results was that the rights of people with special needs came from the lips of their owners In an understandable language, they expressed their issues, aspirations, dreams, and concerns. There were many images of people with special needs in the texts of the Child Theater, which included most visual, auditory, verbal, physical, and mental disabilities. Theatrical texts also presented ways and methods of dealing with people with different disabilities; besides that, Theatrical texts included the research sample and the rights of people with special needs. These several moral values embodied the suffering of this group, such as compassion, sympathy, love for others, responding to abuse with charity, humility, conviction, and compassion. The recipient child can acquire these values through interacting with the play with criticism. Furthermore, the analysis also came from the dramatic conflict in the theatrical texts. The research sample was a conflict in an external magazine that took place between people with special needs and the society that is still failing to implement the rights that the constitution and the law guarantee them, in addition to the fact that the texts of the children’s theater included the research sample on many rights for people with special needs, especially those approved by Law No. 10 of 2018 and its amendments by Law 2020, which confirms the drama writer’s awareness of the importance of these rights and the importance of monitoring and addressing them in theatrical texts to bring them closer to the audience The recipient. This is the first stage of integrating people with special needs into society.