Kopit’s plays to be released in Iran
Publish Date : Monday 1 July 2013 - 13:42
‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad’ and ‘Indians’, two plays written by noted American playwright Arthur Kopit will be published in Iran. The works are rendered into Persian by Atefe Pakbaznia.
The plays are being released in the collection of Kopit’s works in Iran. The Iranian translator said that she translated the plays since she was interested in them and hoped to stage them as well.
The collection’s latest play was ‘Chamber Music’ which was available at the 26th Tehran International Book Fair. The translations of ‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad’ and ‘Indians’ will be published by Afraz.
Shahram Zargar and Ramin Naser Nasir had also translated ‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad…’ some 10 years ago however the book is currently unavailable.
Pakbaznia is currently translating “The Living Book of the Living Theatre”.
She has so far rendered Kopit’s ‘The Questioning of Nick and Three Other Plays’ and ‘Chamber Music’.
Arthur Lee Kopit is an American playwright. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and a three-time Tony Award nominee: Best Play, ‘Indians’, 1970; Best Play, ‘Wings’, 1979; and Best Book of a Musical, for ‘Nine’, 1982.
He won the Vernon Rice Award (now known as the Drama Desk Award) in 1962 for his play ‘Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad’ and was nominated for another Drama Desk Award in 1979 for his play ‘Wings’.