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Iranian Theater in Diaspora: A Playwright's Retrospective

Event Recap

October 23, 2012 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Speaker: 
Mohsen Yalfani
Event Sponsor: 
Iranian Studies Program
Cover of play by Yalfani

Born and educated in Iran, Mohsen Yalfani is one of the most respected playwrights of Iran. He first established his reputation in the years before the revolution when his plays where known for their unflinching approach to social problems of the time. He spent several years in prison during the Shah's regime and in the early months and years of the 1979 revolution, he was one of the leaders of Iran's Writers Association. Forced into exile, he has continued writing plays. He lives and works in Paris and has been one of the leading voices of the Iranian Writers Association in Exile.

Landau Economics Building, Room 140

Free and open to the public.

Lecture in Persian with English translation.

Contact Email: 
iranianstudies@stanford.edu