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"Dead Wedding" hits Iran's bookshelves

19 May 2009 - 16:44

"Dead Wedding", a play by Asja Srnec Todorovic has been rendered by Ahmad Parhizi into Persian.

IBNA: The drama travels through reality and specter in the alive and dead worlds. It has a poetic content. The play tells a story of a girl's life and marriage.

The book hit the book market with a work on "Croatian theatre".

Asja Srnec Todorović was born December 20, 1967, in Zagreb. She received her B.A. in Dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. In 1988, she received the University President’s Award for her play Life (later renamed Dead Wedding). In 1992, her play Green Room was awarded as Best Play at the Marul’s Days Festival. In 1997, the play In the Hollowing Circle was awarded First Prize at the BBC International Playwrights Competition. It was produced for the BBC in 1998 as well as for NDR in 1999. In 2002, her play Touch was awarded the prize for Best Play at the International Festival of Chamber Theatre in Umag. The play Screaming Butterflies was produced for the BBC in 2002 and several of her plays were produced and broadcast on Croatian Radio.

The play's translator and a journalist, Ahmad Parhizi, has rendered "Antigone" by Jean Anouilh and ‎"L'Arret de mort" by Maurice Blanchot from French to Persian so far.