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‘Little Prince’ Adapted on Tehran Stage
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‘Little Prince’ Adapted on Tehran Stage

A theater adaptation of the novella ‘The Little Price’, the most famous work of French writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery is underway at Ezatollah Entezami House Museum in northern Tehran.
A production of Exit Theater Group, the play is directed by theater director Mehrdad Khameneh and has two actresses Fereshteh Hosseini and Leyli Shojaii who play the roles of the Little Prince and the aviator respectively. Ardavan Azizi plays live music on the stage as well, Honaronline reported.
In the original novella, the author, an aviator, narrates his memories of crashing with his airplane in the middle of the Sahara desert. There he meets a little boy called ‘The Little Prince’ who has come from an asteroid. Before his journey to Earth, he has visited other planets and met some very odd people. On Earth he has spoken to a fox, a garden flower and a snake before he meets the aviator.
The Iranian play has been adapted from two psychoanalytical readings of the Saint-Exupery’s story by the Swiss psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz and German psychoanalyst Eugen Drewermann. In the adaptation, the two main characters have been presented by actresses. The aviator is hospitalized now and recalling her memories is part of her treatment.
In parts of the play, a film is also screened which shows what has happened to the Little Prince in his journey.
Mansour Mirzababaii, Maryam Sayadmoghadam, Avishan Beykaii, Iraj Tadayon, Ghazaleh Kananpanah, Kiarash Labbani, Mohammad-Mostafa Malek, Shiva Khakpour, Fahime Kousha and Nazenik Calustanian are in the film.
Exit Theater first staged the play in Norway and then in Germany in 2007.
The play will be performed through January 19 at Ezatollah Entezami House Museum located at Ahmadi St., across from Kaveh Blvd., Andarzgou Blvd., Gheytarieh neighborhood.
Saint-Exupery’s ‘The Little Prince’ was first published in 1943 and has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects. It is the fourth most-translated book in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France.
Selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totaling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

 

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