Τhe second volume of Iakovos Kambanellis’s plays, including two new plays, will soon reach Iran. Iranian playwright, director and translator Reza Shirmarz saw his four plays all published one week ago in his homeland by major Ghatreh Publications and is now moving on to his next project, which will be the translation of the The Complete Plays of Iakovos Kambanellis into the Persian language.
“Two Modern Greek One-Act Plays: Letter to Orestes and Thebes Sidestreets” is yet another aspect of Greek literature that is being introduced to Iran by Reza Shirmarz.
Born in Teheran but having lived in Greece for the past few years, Mr. Shirmarz began translating the ancient Greek plays into Persian about fourteen years ago. He has translated the complete plays of Aristophanes (11 Comedies / Father of Old Comedy) and Menander (Father of New Comedy), while Aristophanes’ The Birds became a bestseller in Iran a couple of years ago.
Mr. Shirmarz has a long history of translating theatrical works behind him, including more than 100 plays from different playwrights from around the world, such as George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Evanjelin Machlin and others.