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Story of Anne Shirley Adapted for Stage

Story of Anne Shirley Adapted for StageStory of Anne Shirley Adapted for Stage

An adaptation of the novel “Anne of Green Gables” written by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery is to be staged at Molavi Theater Hall in Tehran on July 16. The novel was originally written in 1908 and was followed by six more sequels that enjoyed worldwide acclaim and were also made into movies, TV serials, animations and musical plays, Mehr News Agency reported. Set in the late 19th century, the novel recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11-year-old orphan girl, who was mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister, who in fact intended to adopt a boy to help them on the farm in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island.  The novel recounts how Anne, who has red hair and a pale, thin frame, makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school and in the town. Since its publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into at least 36 languages including Persian. The Persian adaptation of the story is directed by Amir-Bahavar Akbarpour-Dehkordi and will be performed under the title “Very Red Haired Anne Shirley”. It was one of the selected works at the 21st Iran University Theater Festival in May and was set to be performed at the Molavi Hall since the venue hosts top theatrical works by university students. The cast includes Arezou Abdollahi, Maede Rafei and Mehrdad Habibian. The show will run until August 10. The venue is located at No. 16, 16th Azar St, Enqelab St.


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