Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’
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Pardeh Khani Performance: ‘Rostam and Sohrab’

Off the Curtain: A Performance of Rostam and Sohrab – Tuesday 20 August, 7pm Pardeh Khani (reading off the curtain) combines acting, narrating, and intimate storytelling with innovative stage prepping.¬† In the almost interactive Off the Curtain female storyteller Sara Mashayekh provides the audience with an alternative form of presenting an epic story and breaks … Continue reading

A Shahnameh for the Digital Age
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A Shahnameh for the Digital Age

We have often covered productions and exhibitions around the Persian Book of Kings or The Shahnameh: from our show on Drinking Arak of an Ayatollah’s Beard, a novel about travelling around Iran and Afghanistan with a copy of the classic in hand, to the major Shahnameh exhibition at Cambridge’s Fitzwiliam Museum via an interview with … Continue reading

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Persian Catechumen

Women in Sadeq Hedayat’s fiction, modernity and Iranian drama, metamorphosis of meaning in Rumi, possibilities of feminist studies of conflict…these are just some of the topics a place at Oxford University studying Persian will afford you…in your spare time. Monday 5th March we talk to the president of Oxford University Persian Society¬†Amara Elahi about their … Continue reading

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Women Without Men – Zanan-e Bedun-e Mardan

Film still: one of the characters momentarily flies, launching herself from the rooftop. How do you explain the interior workings of such a complex and beautiful thing as a woman? It’s a task that is never straightforward if the story being told is to have any integrity. Add to that the complexities of Iranian society … Continue reading

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Ebi Once and Over…..Six Pillars Broadcast April 19th 2010

Monday’s show was a musical tribute to Ebi before his impending performance at the Royal Albert Hall (pictured left), with an interview with Shahed Elahi Gomshaei (son of the famous philosopher loved by the young, the old and even the clerics) and an interview with Della from Gulan a Kurdish cultural organisation who are putting … Continue reading