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Iranian director stages shadow play based on Tim Burton’s poem
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TEHRAN – The Iranian director Ramin Sayyardashti plans to stage a shadow theater based on a poem from “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy”, a poem collection by renowned American director/writer Tim Burton.
He will direct the play entitled “The Melancholy Birth of the Iron Boy” at the 15th Tehran International Puppet Theater Festival (Mobarak), which will be held from September 13 to 20.
The poem has been dramatized by Sayyardashti and Nasim Ahmadpur.
The play, which has a fantasy and grotesque atmosphere, features the relationship between modern human being and machines, Sayyardashti said in a press release on Friday.
The play, which will be performed by puppets and actors, will target the adult audience, he added.
Full of black humor, “The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories” was composed and illustrated by Burton in 1997.

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