The festival began on October 17 and will run through October 22.

The show has already been staged twice at Iran Artists Forum, and Shahrazad Theater Complex, both in Tehran, IRNA reported.

Speaking about the genre of the play, Tayebi said that he wrote and directed the work as a post-modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ based on Yan Kott's view of Shakespeare's works and based on Emma Jung's treatment of the issue of anger in women.

The play tells the story of Ophelia’s madness in mourning the loss of Hamlet. Mise en scène Academy of Dramatic Arts produces the show starring Rojin Panahi.

Yerevan International Shakespeare Theater Festival was founded in 2004 by director Hakob Ghazanchyan and Shakespeare scholar Andrzej Żurowski. For the first three years, only festivals of monodrama performances were held and the mono performances with a Shakespearean subject were invited to Yerevan.

This year, the festival is hosting more than 250 participants and guests from 10 countries, including prestigious artists and international festival directors from Italy, Hungary, Romania, Kazakhstan, South Ossetia, Iran, Bulgaria, Russia, Georgia and France.

The festival organizers offered masterclasses for professionals, students and everyone interested in the theatre, as well as talks and opportunities to meet the artists.

Festival director Karo Balyan highlights the importance of the festival in the Armenian cultural life, connecting it with the long-lasting Shakespearean traditions of the country originally presented as a festival of monodrama with a first edition in 2004.


Source: Iran Daily