The Iranian Artists Forum has put a collection of some rare Ta'zieh scripts on display in commemoration of Imam Hussein (AS)’s martyrdom.
The collection on display includes a total of 70 copies of original scripts dating back to the Qajar period.
According to the organizers of the event, the original scripts belong to the Iranian Theater Forum.
Ta'zieh, Persian passion play, is recognized as a form of Iranian national and dramatic musical play that is the theatrical expression of religious passion.
This traditional and folkloric play narrates the story of martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), beloved grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and his companions in the Battle of Karbala.
This Persian passion play was registered on the UNESCO list during the fifth session of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2011.
The late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami also made a documentary movie titled ‘A Look to Ta’zieh’ in which he explores the relationship of the audience to this theatrical form.
The exhibition is currently underway and will run until September 17, 2019.