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“Hamlet” crowned best play at Fajr Intl. Theater Festival
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“Hamlet” director Arash Dadgar delivers his acceptance speech after receiving the grand prix of the 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival on February 1, 2014. His son is also seen in the photo. (Mehr/Mohammad-Hossein Velayati)
“Hamlet” director Arash Dadgar delivers his acceptance speech after receiving the grand prix of the 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival on February 1, 2014. His son is also seen in the photo. (Mehr/Mohammad-Hossein Velayati)
TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe won the grand prix of the international section at the 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival for their performance of Shakespeare’s magnum opus “Hamlet”.
 
The play also brought Arash Dadgar the best director and best stage designer awards in this section during the closing ceremony of the festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Saturday. 
 
“Ibsen’s Women-Put an Eagle in a Cage” directed by Juni Dahr from Norway received the jury special award and Iranian playwright Hossein Kianizadeh won best dramatist award for his collaboration in “Salt Marsh”.
 
Payam Dehkordi was named best actor for his role in the Iranian adaptation of Irish playwright Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman”.
 
The best actress award went to Spanish actress Nicole Heesters for her role in “House of Bernard Alba” directed by Calixto Bieito from the National Theater of Mannheim in Germany. 
 
The best director award of the national section of the festival was presented to Shahram Karami for “The End of Tooba’s Long Trip” and Saeid Hassanlu won the best stage designer award for his collaboration in the play.
 
Iranian actor/director Anushiravan Arjmand, actor Ferdows Kaviani, playwright/actor Nosratollah Masudi and actress Nahid Moslemi were also honored with lifetime achievement awards at the ceremony.
 
The 32nd Fajr International Theater Festival was held from January 24 to February 1 in Tehran and five other Iranian cities.
 
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