Global Village Living-Learning Center | Persian Theatre Workshop
G300 | 29012 | Nasrin Farrokh-Hekmat


(3 cr.) (TR) (1:00-2:15pm) Farrokh-Hekmat.  In this seminar we will
explore the fascinating and mysterious folkloric origins, and the
dual roots of the art of drama in the ancient Persia (Iran): The
Passion Plays ‘Ta’azieh’, and the secular comedies: ‘The Black
plays’, The ‘Over the Pond’ comedies, and the puppet shows. Then we
will also study the essentials of acting, focusing on the
preparation for the performance of a one act Persian play, to be
premiered in US or at least in this part of the country for the
first time. We will study and research the condition of life and the
socio-political influences on the creation of our contemporary play,
which would be performed twice for the public as the culmination of
our workshop.   Note:  This course is being joint-listed with NELC-
N306.