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    • Flower and Bird Painting: Genuine Iranian Art (Part 1)
    • Working flower and bird imprints on artworks such as pottery and murals was common since millennia BC. In the course of their evolution in Islamic period, this fine art grew to perfection thus flower and bird design gained an exclusive status as a ...
    • Carpets in Ancient Persia
    • Carpet is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian art and culture dating back to ancient Persia (c. 3500 BC). Persian carpets can be divided into three categories: ...
    • Exquisite Glasswork
    • The people in Iranian plateau are known for their skills in cutting and engraving glass. Archeologists have discovered an ancient glassmaking center at Chogha-Zanbil in southwest Iran. Elamites could make ...
    • Poetry in Persian
    • One of the most noble forms of literature is poetry. Over the centuries Perisan ...
    • Simurgh
    • Simurgh or Simorgh, sometimes spelled Simurg or Simoorg, also known as ...
    • History of Kilim
    • What is kilim? “Kilim”, simply is a flat woven carpet or a kind of rug without any ...
    • Early literature (part2)
    • The Thirteenth century produced two poetic geniuses of the first rank, Saadi and Rumi. It is also particularly notable for ...
    • Early Literature (part1)
    • Though existing fragments of Persian verse are believed to date from as early as the eighth century CE, the history of Persian literature ...
    • History of Tile in Iran
    • History of tile (glazed brick), manufacture and decoration in Iran, goes back to the prehistoric period. It has an important position ...
    • Brief History of Islamic Art
    • Islamic art is often defined in art books as being an art whose boundaries are not geographical but theological. That is, this style of art called Islamic, was produced in ...
    • Islamic art and architecture
    • works of art and architecture created in countries where Islam has been dominant and embodying Muslim precepts in its themes....
    • History of Persian Calligraphy
    • Calligraphy has been considered among the artistic symbols, letters and elements, which form the word, always bear undeniable esthetic qualities. Iranian Calligraphic...
    • THE ART OF IRANIAN PAINTING
    • Mahmoud Farshchian     The history of painting in Iran dates back to those days when the earlier inhabitants of this land gave shape to what they perceived from the nature, ...
    • History of Ta'zieh in Iran
    • Freydoon Arbabi Ta'zieh had reached its peak during the Q ājar era, especially during the reign of Nasser-edin Shah. However it has been declining ever since to a vanishing point. Except for an occasional ...
    • First American Theater (2)
    • Exactly when the first dramatic performance was given in America it is, of course, impossible to say. There are records inVirginia of a play being acted in that colony [6] and the players summoned to court in con...
    • THE FIRST AMERICAN THEATRE
    • The history of the theatre in America begins early in the Eighteenth Century, about the time the first rumblings were heard of the storm which was to break the ties still holding the Colonies to the mother country. ...
    • THE OLD ENGLISH PANTOMIME
    • The old English pantomime was modeled with certain modifications upon the masque of the Elizabethan and the Stuart days, which by its gorgeous scenery and mechanical effects anticipated the spectacular displays of...
    • History of Tragedy
    • “All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. “ SHAKESPEARE, As You like It In discussing the history of dramatic literature, all historians down to a few years since have, without exceptio...
    • A brief history of Persian Carpet and its patterns
    • rns The history of Persian Carpet-a culmination of artistic magnificence - dates back to 2,500 years ago. The Iranians were among the pioneer carpet weavers of the ancient civilizations, having achieved a superlative degr...
    • History of Comedy
    • The evolution of comedy is much simpler than that of its sister art, though as to its origin and earlier development there is little exact information. All that Aristotle can...
    • Ta'ziyeh, the Total Drama
    • Peter Chelkowski Professor of Middle Eastern Studies New York University The dramatic form known as the Passion play is often associated exclusively with Western, and specifically, Christian theatrical t...
    • History of Tragedy in Theater
    • SHAKESPEARE, as You like It In discussing the history of dramatic literature, all historians down to a few years since have, without exception, confined their attention to the rise of Greek Drama, to its imitation...
    • THE MEDIEVAL DRAMA (5)
    • VERY closely allied to the mystery was the miracle-play, which may have come into being even before the Easter cycle had elaborated itself into a passion-play. A sequence of episodes taken from Holy Writ we now call...
    • THE MEDIEVAL DRAMA (4)
    • THE change from the Latin language to the speech of the people, the transfer of control from the clergy to the laity, the removal from the inside of the church to the outside, were all made gradually and tentatively...
    • THE MEDIEVAL DRAMA (3)
    • But although the evolution of the passion-play from the liturgy is obvious, we find in the mystery, when it was presented in the language of the people by the craftsmen and the burghers, one element which is not of ...
    • HISTORYof KABUKI
    • UKI During the period of the Ashikaga Shogunate (1338-1573), Kyoto was the centre of luxury and effeminate culture among the wealthy, and of increasingly licentious revelry among high and low alike. The first half of t...