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Death of Yazdgerd

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Death of Yazdgerd
Written byBahram Beyzai
Miller's wife
Date premiered10 September 1979
Place premieredCity Theater of Tehran
Tehran, Iran
Original languagePersian
SettingMuslim conquest of Persia

Death of Yazdgerd (or alternatively translated as Death of the King; and whose original subtitle translates "Regicide") is a Persian play about the death of Yazdegerd III by Bahram Beyzai, often considered his magnum opus, which he adapted into a film of the same name.


  • 1 Text
    • 1.1 In English
  • 2 Notable productions
    • 2.1 Premiere
    • 2.2 Film adaptation
    • 2.3 English premiere
    • 2.4 Bengali premiere
  • 3 References


In English

The play was translated into English by Manuchehr Anvar and published in Tehran.[1] Another English translation is named Death of the King, published in Stories from the Rains of Love and Death: Four Plays from Iran in Canada.[2]

Notable productions


Beyzai produced this play for the first time in the City Theater of Tehran from 10 September 1979 to 29 October. Susan Taslimi and Mehdi Hashemi played the leading roles.

Film adaptation

English premiere

Onelight Theatre produced this play in Canada in 2005.

Bengali premiere

Sudipto Chatterjee translated and produced this play in India in 2014.[3]


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