Rostam and Esfandiar to battle in Armenia

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TEHRAN, Sep. 24 (MNA) – Dariush Nassiri is slated to participate in the 15th High Fest International Performing Arts Festival in Armenia with its epic 'Rostam and Esfandiar’s War'.

Directed, written and acted by Dariush Nasiri, Rostam and Esfandiar’s War performance is getting ready to attend the main section of the 15th High Fest International Performing Arts Festival in Armenia, due on October 06.

The epic is based on a tragedy in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, The Book of Kings, which tells the story of a battle between Esfandiar and Rostam, two Iranian heroes.

The show will be performed using the Iranian performing styles (narrative and Ta'zieh) and monodrama (theatrical or operatic piece played by a single actor).

Esfandiar is an invulnerable prince and the son of Goshtasb, the Kiani king, who repeatedly promises handling over the kingdom to his son, but does not keep his promise, after Esfandiar successfully carries out his father's orders. Finally Goshtasb asks Esfandiar to go to Zabol and bring Rostam bound. Esfandiar rejects at first but accepts after discussing it with his father and prepares himself to go to Zabolestan. After the battles sparks between Esfandiar and Rostam, Simurgh shows Rostam how to kill Esfandiar, and teaches him how to make an arrow to hit the eyes of Esfandiar, his weak spot, and Esfandiar is killed by Rostam.

The fifteenth High Fest International Performing Arts Festival will be held from October 1 to 8, in Yerevan, this year. Different performance groups from Brazil, Argentina, Russia, Finland, Germany, Austria, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia and Iran will participate in this art event.

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