Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Nezami's Hatf Paykar in Chicago

Tony award winner Mary Zimmerman has adapted Mirror of the Invisible World from 12th century Persian epic Haft Peykar, written by Nezami, Persian legendary poet whom Britannica calls: “greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic”.

Its story is a story of a young Persian King, Bahram V of Sassanid, who falls in love in with seven princesses from different lands. Bahram builds a palace with seven domes for his seven brides, and he goes from one to the next, hearing the princesses' tales. Distinct tales, they also show different aspects of life and, especially, love, and they could stand independently of the rest of the book.

Their stories make Mirror of the Invisible World a must see. You can read more about it here at Goodman Theatre.

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