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Photos: Rostam and Esfandyar, tales from the Shahnameh at Tehran's City Theater Complex

Rostam-Esfandiar-iDirected by: Pari Saberi

The Esfandyar of legend is best known from the tragic story of a battle with Rostam, as described in Ferdowsi’s epic Shahnameh, or Book of Kings. It is one of the longest episodes in the epic, and one of its literary highlights.

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English Naghali, narrating epic stories of Shahnameh

ferdowsi-shahnameh-characters-iNaghali is narrating of important stories from the Iranian fables, myths and epics which have remained in the most important books since ancient times. A Naghal (storyteller) plays the roles of different characters with special tone, feelings and expressions.

Following Shahnameh Narration in English language is by Neda-afarid (Saghi Aghili), and the story is the Great War Between Iran And Turan.

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New York - The Ballet of Zal and Rudabeh

Ballet-Zal-Rudabeh-ijpgSunday May 16th, 2010
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

A timeless Persian tale of forbidden love and war from Shah-Nameh, an epic tale of Romance, War, Triumph and the transcendental power of love narrated in English and Persian. Choreographed by award-winning director Anna Djanbazian of the Los Angeles-based, Djanbazian Dance Company.

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Prince of Persia – Rising from the Game to the Film

Prince-of-persia-the-sand-of-times-iBy Mitra Rahmatian
& Mahyar Rahmatian

A magical dagger that can turn back time…wouldn’t you like to own it?

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was showcased at WonderCon 2010 in San Francisco. It is the latest epic action-adventure film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney Productions and is based on the very popular Prince of Persia game trilogy created by Jordan Mechner.

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Graphic Novel: The Blacksmith's revolution - Iranian methodology

blacksmith's-revolution-iKaveh Ahangar, a blacksmith, is a mythical figure in Iranian mythology who leads a popular uprising against a ruthless foreign ruler, Zahhak.

Kaveh is the most famous of Persian mythological characters in resistance against despotic foreign rule in Iran. After losing 18 of his sons to Zahhak’s serpents, he rebels against the foreign ruler of Persia and leads the people to overthrow the tyrant king.

Graphic Novel by Ramin Abhari

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