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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/30/2017 | 2943 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Episode 1: The City Theatre Library

To what extent is a country’s history also reflected in its culture, art and theatre? This is one of the fundamental questions in the research project of Iranologist Anna Heller from the University…

The City Theatre Library
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 07/30/2017 | 8460 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Die Bibliothek des Stadttheaters

Project leadership:
Prof Dr Christoph Werner
Location:
Tehran
Info:

The Project
To date, little attention has been paid to modern art forms as an expression of secular and anti-Islamic movements; at most the topic was skimmed over in cultural and socio-historical studies on the Middle Eastern region. Both modernist literary figures whose thinking was influenced by Western concepts of nationalism and the Pahlavi state saw their task as shaping a modern national conscious. The preferred medium for advocating their secular concepts of morality and modernity was…