Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Iran: First Intˈl Seminar on Shakespeare planned

Source: IRNA

Tehran, April 15, IRNA – First International Seminar on ˈWorld Studies on Shakespeareˈ will be held at Tehran University on September 22-23.

Topics for discussion in the seminar include ˈShakespeare and Iranian attitudeˈ, ˈShakespeare from eastern perspectiveˈ, ˈShakespeare and Mysticismˈ, ˈShakespeare and political discourseˈ and ˈShakespeare and cinemaˈ.

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the worldˈs pre-eminent dramatist.

His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

He is well-known for creating world class works including Hamlet, King Lear and Othello.

All his works have been translated into Persian language.

The seminar will be organized by Tehran University lecturers specialized in English literature and the Shakespearean studies.