Henrik Ibsen and Iranian Modern Drama

Reception and Influence

By Fahrindokht Zahedi

This book shows how the co-functioning of the social, moral, psychological, and aesthetic elements in Ibsen's work created the pattern by which Iranian contemporary drama has been strongly influenced. For Iranian artists in the last century, Ibsen's plays were suitable enough to express their diverse outlooks ranging from Marxism to Gnosticism. This process was intense and difficult due to the fluctuating social conditions during the last one hundred years. The author also addresses the difficulties of staging Ibsen's plays - with their sociological approach - in Iran, due to lack of freedom of expression and ethical concerns.

227 pages

Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788274772403