The Pelican, a play by Swedish playwright August Strindberg is converted into Persian by Parviz Ta'eedi and released in a volume.
IBNA: "The Pelican" is one of the four chamber plays penned by August Strindberg together with "Thunder in the Air"," The Burned Site", and "The Ghost Sonata". The work was premiered in 1907 as the inaugural performance of Strindberg's The Intimate Theater in Stockholm. Considered by critics as a symbol of Europe involved in WWI, The Pelican ends in familial disaster.
A 'chamber play' is a play of usually three acts which can be performed with a small cast and practically no sets or costumes in a small space. The form became popular in the early 20th century, with leading exponents being Max Reinhardt and August Strindberg. The name is derived from the term chamber music.
Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his "The Red Room" (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.
Parviz Taeedi is a translator of cinema and theater graduated in Cinema from Germany. He is the translator of various works from Stanislavsky to Ingmar Bergman.
The Pelican is translated into Persian by Parviz Taeedi and published by Ghatreh in 70 pages and 1100 copies.