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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Shakespeare in Farsi: London’s Saam Theatre Group Turns Newly Arrived Iranians into Actors

By Susanna Huth
Every September, a Persian-English theater festival is organized in London. Highly popular with the Iranian community, it brings together drama talents from all over the world to celebrate aspects of Iranian culture in both Farsi and English. The festival is the brainchild of the Saam Theatre Group, founded in 2002 by Soussan Farrokhnia – a charitable organization that aims to help London's Iranian population integrate society through the performing arts.

Shirin Neshat, Actor Abbas Bakhtiari Star in Shakespeare’s Tempest

William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is the author of a tragicomedy called The Tempest, which...