"The pillowman" converted into Persian
Publish Date : Tuesday 8 February 2011 - 16:41
"The Pillowman" a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh has been converted into Persian by Amir Amjad.
The play tells the tale of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a police state who is interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories, and their similarities to a number of bizarre child murders occurring in his town.
The play received the 2004 Olivier Award for Best New Play, the 2004-5 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best New Foreign Play, and two Tony Awards for production. It was nominated for the 2004 Evening Standard Award for Best New Play.
The work will be published by Nila in Iran.
Martin McDonagh (born 26 March 1970) is an English-born Irish playwright, filmmaker, and screenwriter.
He was awarded Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for Most Promising Playwright in 1996. Moreover in the same year his The Beauty Queen of Leenane received a Tony Award for Best Play nomination.
In other news, McDonagh won an Oscar for his short film Six Shooter in 2006 and his Bruges earned nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 81st Academy Awards and generally received very positive critical reviews.
His other play The Cripple of Inishmaan has been converted into Persian by Shadi Farzin which will be released by Nila as well.