Alia and Essam

A l i a a n d E s s a m 11 Scene I The camping site of the Arab Rula Tribe, a single black tent in the desert, not too far away from the audience. The narrator tells the tale of Alia and Essam. Tribesmen on their horses pass by the tent. Then appear young Alia and Essam driving their sheep to the grazing area. The Narrator: The Rula Arabs favour tents to palaces Hamat and Syria are their living quarters They mount their steeds in victorious conquests And live proudly as the bravest of fighters.