Death of Yazdgerd

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Death of Yazdgerd (or alternatively translated as Death of the King; and whose original subtitle translates "Regicide") is a Persian play about the death of Yazdegerd III by Bahram Beyzai, often considered his magnum opus, which he adapted into a film of the same name.

Death of Yazdgerd
Written by Bahram Beyzai
Characters Miller
Miller's wife
Priest
General
Date premiered 10 September 1979
Place premiered City Theater of Tehran
Tehran, Iran
Original language Persian
Setting Muslim conquest of Persia

Text

In English

The play was translated into English by Manuchehr Anvar and published in Tehran.[1] Another English translation is named Death of the King, published in Stories from the Rains of Love and Death: Four Plays from Iran in Canada.[2]

Notable productions

Premiere

Beyzai produced this play for the first time in the City Theater of Tehran from 10 September 1979 to 29 October. Susan Taslimi and Mehdi Hashemi played the leading roles.

English premiere

Onelight Theatre produced this play in Canada in 2005.

Bengali premiere

Sudipto Chatterjee translated and produced this play in India in 2014.[3]

References

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